Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #13: I Need More Of Those

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Blog entry by William posted 11-10-2010 04:45 AM 5012 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 11-10-2010 05:02 AM

You’ve got to get creative. I used to build guitars and used everything from rubber straps to wedges to clamp things. Recently I obtained a Kreg pocket hole tool. Sometimes I’m able to glue and screw and the screws, besides adding strength will act as clamps.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#2 posted 11-10-2010 06:24 AM

Well, I don’t run out of tools and tape measures, but I sure can’t seem to find the time to spend in the shop without someone interrupting me…...

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#3 posted 11-10-2010 02:04 PM

Now if no one else is going to ask the obvious, heck I guess I will. What are you doing and how the heck does your tape measure get in the path of the saw balde? There I said it…sorry. I never have the issue of cutting the tape measure, my issue is they all wind up on the same end of the shop and I’m always on the other when I need one. Go figure. Just poking fun my friend have great day.

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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#4 posted 11-10-2010 02:57 PM

my mentor Patron has told me at least once (if not more))...........

you don’t have enough clamps…...........and

you can never have enough clamps!!!

i have found this to be a truism on numerous occasions

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#5 posted 11-10-2010 03:04 PM

Over 250 now..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#6 posted 11-10-2010 03:17 PM

SawDustJunky. I lay my tape out on a board to measure the distance of my cut using my miter guage. I was cutting material too long to use the fence. I have a miter guage with a hold down on it. I got everything just where I wanted it, clamped the wood down to the miter guage. I flipped the saw switch, and run the board through the blade. The tape was still stretched out across the board.
Like I said, this is not the first time (or the second or third) that I’ve done this. I thought about it and I believe the problem is that I get in a hurry while still paying close attention to the fact that there is a moving saw blade, and to where my hands are in relation to that moving saw blade, that my mind just completely blocks out the yellow tape that is stretched right out there in the way.
I know. It is a very stupid mistake that few have probably ever made. That is why I thought it would be so funny to most of you. It makes it especially funny that I have done it before.


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#7 posted 11-10-2010 06:32 PM

Quote,”my mind just completely blocks out the yellow tape that is stretched right out there in the way”.
Don’t ever work with yellow paint on your hands or wear a yelllow shirt in the shop. ;) ouch!

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#8 posted 11-11-2010 02:50 AM

Try Harbor Freight tools if you have a location close to you. I use to buy F clamps from home centers and somtimes woodworking stores. But HFT’s is much cheaper. The quality is just as good as those at the home centers. You might want to look them over though as one of mine has a crooked head, but thats just one of about 40 i have.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#9 posted 11-12-2010 07:29 AM

And just to clarify, my shop time keeps getting eaten up by people that want their computers fixed for free. Maybe I should start charging…...

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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