You turn around and it crashes to the floor . . . what do you do?

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Blog entry by aloysius posted 11-10-2015 03:30 PM 907 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, there you are . . working in the garage . . on projects for “she who must be obeyed”.

It’s Texas. Even in October it’s HOT! You have a couple fans moving the air.

As you pick up the five foot long panel that is to become the three year old granddaughter’s height marking board and swing it around to sand the other end, you collide with and knock over the “Made in China” oscillating air mover.

Bang. Plastic shards skitter across the floor.

What do you do? Shut down progress on the important project list . . . or be creative? Growing up in the 50’s, I heard many times from parents who had lived through the Depression, “use it, re-use it, don’t replace it, wear it out, ”.

So, a couple scraps of oak, thirty minutes and the coolerator is active again.

Since the oscillator mechanism was broken, the fan doesn’t swing side to side but, it does run fine. AND, it’s even quieter!!

Back to work pops!!

QUICK . . pass me another clamp!!

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 03:49 PM

Nice fix. Everyone must always keep on hand at all times duct tape and bailing wire because Admiral Shallowater Murphy is always on duty. Whatever can go wrong will go wrong.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 08:19 PM

Looks better than new. Good job!

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 08:31 PM

Good fix. The Chinese won’t be happy, but you are and that’s what counts.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-11-2015 01:53 AM

I believe just about every Lumberjocker has a mini Home Depot or Lowe’s in their shop to fix or build just about anything that they want.
Nice save Mr Fix it! May the winds of progress keep on a blowing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 11-11-2015 05:01 AM

Great work, wonderful upgrade since it made it quiter

-- Norman

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#6 posted 11-12-2015 04:38 PM

Good save!

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