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Forum topic by Tim Dahn posted 08-11-2010 03:54 PM 1290 views 2 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tim Dahn

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08-11-2010 03:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource workbench

I saw this over at Popular woodworking magazine, FREE download (112mb) lots of good info for workbench building and it’s search-able.

http://www.carpentryarchive.org/files/workbench_uspto.pdf

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.


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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 08-11-2010 05:00 PM

Land of the odd-ball bench dog….........kinda fun. Hope to finally get back into the shop some this weekend. On call last weekend, and finally have all my computers up and running again, which was the biggest issue. I know…...why should I need more than one? ......................looks good on my resume….................(-:

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 08-11-2010 05:45 PM

thank´s Timbo
I will look at it a little later
now there is some trimming to do on the hedge outside now when then rain has left and the sun is back
not that it will bee much with the few hours left of sun

Dennis

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#3 posted 08-11-2010 06:09 PM

Jim,
Hope to get back in the shop this weekend also, I went to a class reunion in Pennsylvania on Friday and pick up my mother then on to Indiana Saturday for a nieces wedding, then backtrack on Sunday and Monday 1700 miles later we are home.

On the multiple computers, I have one for work, one for home and one for the shop not sure why except to say the shop computer is a cast off and its relegated duties consist of music and email.

Dennis, need to do some yard work myself this evening…I’m hoping it rains again to prevent mowing ;)

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#4 posted 08-11-2010 09:37 PM

looks interresting enoff to have been downloadet to bee read in some of the long winthernights :-)
other things in this calibre is welcoming adds to the werd knowledge I have forgotten long way
in the memery…....LOL

thank´s once more Timbo

Dennis

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#5 posted 08-12-2010 01:29 AM

That will take a few long winter nights to go through:-)) Thanks for the post.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 08-12-2010 05:04 PM

Timbo
This weekend was a bear for night phone calls, and then I was out Tuesday in the middle of the night as well. Got rested some yesterday, and with any luck today after work, and the weekend will be quiet. I’ll try to get a blog out on my computer stuff etc, it is partially written.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#7 posted 08-12-2010 05:15 PM

Took another look at this file, and like the rest of you, figured it might be food for thought, so I downloaded it. That’s so I can make some other screwball shop project that everyone else will think is crazy….............(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 08-16-2010 02:59 PM

Thanks for the download Tim. It will take a long time to download, but it’s probably well worth looking at.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 08-16-2010 03:34 PM

I was interested in the file because I spent some years on the board of a local inventors’ association which was associated with one of our nearby universities.
One might think that the bench dog or the bench vise could be invented only once, but we see that improvements and new concepts are nearly unlimited.
There is an old, undocumented and unprovable, but still humorous story about the Patent Office. It was supposed to have taken place in the early days of the department.
It seems, the story goes, that a retired military officer was placed in the position of commisioner of the PTO and he nearly caused it to go out of existence, or so they say.
The yarn continues, he stayed for a year or so, looking over the massive files of patents, and then one day turned in his resignation with the recommendation that the PTO be closed.
His reasoning?
Everything that COULD be invented was ALREADY invented!

Well, its funny, but perhaps not true. It does, however, resonate with the file you link to. If one were to examine all the drawings and read all the associated text (the Claims) it would certainly require quite a few long Winter nights!

Someone with little imagination might seriously think there was nothing more to invent.

Don

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#10 posted 08-24-2010 02:07 AM

THANKS TIMBO.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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