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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #17: Over-Engineering and Laughing at Oneself

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Blog entry by Paul Bucalo posted 11-03-2014 04:16 PM 1249 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sometimes, I have to laugh at myself.

For several days I have been contemplating the best way to add mobility to the Router Table Base I created, which now also acts as a Table Saw Base for the Delta 36-510. I’ve watched numerous YouTube videos showing all sorts of simple to ingeniously complex Lazy-Boy lever systems. For this project, ‘better’ translates to ‘cheap’, ‘using materials I already have’, and ‘taking the least amount of time to create’. After about an hour of pretend-fitting casters to pieces of wood for depth and hinging possibilities, I finally noticed the four holes pre-drilled into the bottom of the original sides of the utility table. I checked my large Zip-lock bag of casters to see if I still had those that came with the table. Yes, I did. And as you can see in the photos they lift the table a good inch or so above the present settings of the levelers, which leaves ample room for both mobility and height leveling. Jeeze-Louise, I can’t believe I didn’t see this before!

So go ahead and laugh. I sure am right now, and I wouldn’t mind the company.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA



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Mip

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#1 posted 11-03-2014 06:53 PM

You think this is bad? You wouldn’t believe all of the brain farts I’ve had over the years with some of the projects I was working on. This is nothing.

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Paul Bucalo

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 07:33 PM



You think this is bad? You wouldn t believe all of the brain farts I ve had over the years with some of the projects I was working on. This is nothing.

- Mip

I promise not to challenge you to a dual of brain farts, but know that this is certainly not one of my worst. Not even close. I have some so bad I can’t laugh at them and not way you will ever find out out about them! :D

I appreciate the support. I know we all do it. At least this time: no harm, no foul. :)

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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handsawgeek

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#3 posted 11-12-2014 03:51 PM

A ‘dual of brain farts’....hmmm….sounds intriguing….I’m in.

-- Ed

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Paul Bucalo

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#4 posted 11-12-2014 04:21 PM



A dual of brain farts ….hmmm….sounds intriguing….I m in.

- handsawgeek

You’re on. Get your gas mask and oxygen tank. ;)

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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