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Project by LittlePaw posted 07-20-2011 04:15 AM 2567 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know if you’ve ever caught yourself muttering, “Where is it? I just had it in my hand a minute ago,#%@&? I finally got so tired of it, even though I really tried to put what I just used back where it’s supposed to be. The problem with clamps is that I hadn’t provided one such place for ALL my clamps. So I bought one of those mover’s dollies and just started erecting a rack on top of it. And this is what I ended up with, put together with 1×4 scrap pine from throw away shipping crates.. I never knew I had so many different kinds and sizes; I’m still finding clamps to put on the tree! From now on, I’d just wheel the tree to where I’m working so they would all be close by – to get and to put back! Should’a done it a long time ago.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 05:26 AM

I love it when I have to turn my monitor counter-clockwise up on its side to see ppls pictures that they post.
Someone else had commented recently about people not caring enough about their projects to post the pictures correctly in the first place. Is this true for you ? Just asking.
You’ve got over 85 views and no comments (prior to this one) as of this time.
Kinda makes ya wonder why , ay ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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S4S

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#2 posted 07-20-2011 06:01 AM

I frequently am turning my laptop sideways and upside down just to get a diff perspective
on things . I do the same thing with pictures in mags and books . Funny at how looking at things upside down can give you an insight or inspiration that was hidden and can suggest diff forms that might lead to new directions. Not very interested in tool caddies, but i did download your ’ tokens of appreciation ’ boxes because it had a design element that interested me . And those pics got spun around a few times the easy way.
Its all good . Thanks.

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 12:22 PM

I have to be honest about the sideways picture thing…...... I rarely even look at a project if the pictures are sideways.

Could be the greatest project of the year – I won’t read or view it.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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drbyte

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 02:37 PM

Another great shop aid! Please do rotate your pics, it is hard to view them.

-- Dennis, WV

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hooky

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 03:52 PM

great racks i love them

and to help out i have rotated the pictures and reposted here

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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LittlePaw

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#6 posted 07-20-2011 06:23 PM

Thanx very much, hooky. I was looking to rotate them before posting, but I didn’t find a way to do it, or I would have done it. I get a crick in my neck looking at them sideways! Now show me how you did it, please?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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ryno101

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#7 posted 07-20-2011 07:18 PM

@LittlePaw, You need to do it before you upload them…

When you double click on the picture on your computer, you should see this at the bottom of the window, (if you’re running Windows 7 or Vista, that is).

Click that guy before you upload the pics to LJs, that should do it!

-- Ryno

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LittlePaw

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#8 posted 07-20-2011 07:53 PM

Would this work on Windows XP? I ‘ll do it on my next post. Thanx!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 07-20-2011 11:25 PM

Yes LP . it is the same thing on XP although the symbols are just slightly different. You’ll see them easy enough.

Hooky , you did a fine job on those pix . My neck thanks you : )

Now I can see what great racks they really are !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 07-20-2011 11:35 PM

Nice clamp rack and collection. Thanks Hooky, I thought Paul had velcroed them to the wall! He’s a pretty clever guy. LOL

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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chilimac

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#11 posted 07-21-2011 03:06 AM

Funny, I have no problem looking at sideways pics on my iPad… Nice clamp rack. Wish I had enough clamps to constitute a rack. Maybe it’s more of a build it and they will come

-- Big discoveries don't go "Eureka!", they go "Huh. That's funny..." They just as frequently go *bang* and *woosh*...

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#12 posted 07-21-2011 03:07 AM

It looks great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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hooky

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#13 posted 07-21-2011 04:16 PM

Chilimac i like your quote about building it and they will come

but my tools are split in 2 some for work and some for my shop i somehow think works set will win everytime

for those who wanted to know how i rotated them i used microsoft office picture manager (im running windows office 2007 on XP) rotated then saved then reposted the image using LJ’s upload (thank god that is much easier now)

I did it the way said before with a scanned image but that was only done inside the program so didnt show up on something else i posted (i did a patch up job on those later)

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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LittlePaw

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#14 posted 07-21-2011 08:56 PM

Yup, they’ve bin cummin for forty years; that’s how I learned to mutter to myself. It’s a lot of fun, y’know – muttering to myself, I mean. I think it was Zig Zigler who said, “You can talk to your self. You can even ask your self questions. Just don’t catch yourself saying ‘Huh?’ to your own Q”

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Chad

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#15 posted 07-21-2011 09:22 PM

Zig Zigler is brilliant!

-- Go Blue!

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