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Forum topic by darthford posted 496 days ago 623 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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darthford

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496 days ago

Here’s my recent example hey big honker drill press hold this while I put these bolts in. This made installing the extension wings on both the new planer and table saw a breeze, that always used to be a huge pain.


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 496 days ago

Some call it improvising, I call it “Creative Engineering”!!!

Does this count? Not quite as “hunking”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 496 days ago

I like it. Have the same Drill press…. Nice thinking.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 496 days ago

It sure beats a pulled muscle in your back. Very creative. That’s what you call using your head for something besides a hat rack.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 496 days ago

That’s thinking out of the box, and it WORKED!

Randy, I saw when you posted that project and I’ve used your idea for the temporary leg once already myself :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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MrRon

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#5 posted 496 days ago

What a great idea. That’s thinking.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 495 days ago

Creative, have used the clamp idea before that someone mentioned. Better than the strain on one’s back.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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redSLED

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#7 posted 495 days ago

Hey wait a minute. If that light-duty tabletop is attached firmly to the wall, you only need 1 clamp in the front not 2! :p

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 495 days ago

redSLED,
redSLED,

I picked up most of my habits (the bad ones at least!) from my father. He was in aviation and one must always have a back up or redundancy built in for critical systems!!!

I picked up most of my habits (the bad ones at least!) from my father. He was in aviation and one must always have a back up or redundancy built in for critical systems!!!

I was just being cautious. This way if one got knocked out of position, there was a back up! Plus, those are HF clamps!!!

I was just being cautious. This way if one got knocked out of position, there was a back up! Plus, those are HF clamps!!!

Just bein’ me!!!

Just bein’ me!!!

BTW: Love your signature line!!!

BTW: Love your signature line!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Grumpymike

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#9 posted 495 days ago

Are we repeating our selves???

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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john111

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#10 posted 495 days ago

A good woodworker (or someone in the trades) must always being thinking outside the box. It may seem and look silly but if it gets it done it gets it done! Of course you need to not try killing yourself in the process as well:)

-- john111

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darthford

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#11 posted 495 days ago

Its either a redundancy joke or he’s Jimmy Two Times from Goodfellas

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