I’ve heard it at least a thousand times, and have probably said myself at least as many times, “as soon as you throw something out, you’re gonna need it.” Have you ever had one of those things laying around the shop, that is always in the way, you’ve moved it so many times it almost doesn’t look like it’s original self.
Behold: The Wobble Dado Blade. I’ve had one of these so long, it’s probably a collectors item. Can’t sell it. Can’t give it away. Can’t even seem to throw it away.
But, alas. I was trying to stack dado blades and saw blades and anything I could think of, to make multiple dados in some stock that pieces of 1/4” (more or less, it’s metric) hardwood plywood would fit in. Then the light came on. Try that wobble dado blade that’s been laying under the tool box forever.
Put that sucker on the saw, and, BANG! perfect width for the ply. Only took a couple of cuts to get past the noise and the smoke smell and I was in business.
So, before you clean out the shop, if there is even a hint of an idea rolling around in your head, about what you might use something for, DON’T THROW IT AWAY! It may come in handy some day.
-- Tim-- http://www.tmuli.com