|Forum topic by Don W||posted 1000 days ago||1795 views||0 times favorited||20 replies|
1000 days ago
One of the things i like about this site is the sharing of idea’s. I’m not a professional woodworker, so in my line of work, this is called Intellectual Property. The company I work for goes to great length to protect its “IP”. Here, we give away our “IP” to help the cause. (not sure what the cause is, but its a cause anyway).
I have a large mix of equipment, both new, old, rebuilt, refurbished and some in need of repair in my shop. I’m always looking for something new to rebuild or re-purpose for my needs. So my question is this: “What is the one piece of equipment thats been re-purposed, that you use the most”.
I’m not looking for rebuilt or restored, but whats been made to do something other than its orginal intended purpose.
Mine would have to be my radial arm saw converted to a disk sander. I use it all of the time. Its powerfull and is extremely useful when reshaping wood. Its been a disk sander for over 20 years now. Before that it was a broken craftsman radial arm saw.
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