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Forum topic by DKV posted 371 days ago 1180 views 1 time favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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371 days ago

My wife is getting a new car and it’s wider than the one that curently lives in my shop. To make room I shortened the stand for my mitersaw. I seldom if ever use the full width of the stand to cut wood so it is not much of a loss. I took 18” out of it. Anyway, here it is…

It would be nice to see other equipment modifications. That way when I am thinking about making the mod and have questions I know who to go to. Let’s see what you guys have done.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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toolie

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#1 posted 371 days ago

i’ve rearranged the shop rather than butcher a piece of equipment. cutting something down always seems like such an inelegant solution to a space problem.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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ChuckV

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#2 posted 371 days ago

You should have taken a few inches out of the width of the new car instead.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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DKV

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#3 posted 371 days ago

Chuckv, actually my first question was why she thought she needed to park in my shop. She told me why.

Toolie, inelegant maybe but never a butcher job. If I had been thinking years ago and done some research I would not have bought the stand. I would have built the miter stand with the folding wings and drawers. You know the old saying…20/20 and all that stuff.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 371 days ago

I’ve certainly never considered shortening my equipment.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ChuckV

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#5 posted 371 days ago

She told me why.

I understand!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 371 days ago

If she had gone with the dang SMART CAR, you wouldn’t have this problem :-)

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

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fredj

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#7 posted 371 days ago

Any car worth having should be able to sleep outside, and without a night light !

-- Fredj

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cutworm

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#8 posted 371 days ago

All my stuff is on wheels.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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redSLED

687 posts in 523 days


#9 posted 371 days ago

Time to build another garage IN FRONT of your current garage, thereby protecting your workshop space.

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

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Shawn Masterson

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#10 posted 371 days ago

Well don’t keep me in suspense. Why can’t the car stay outside?? My wife doesn’t ever park in the drive, she parks in the front yard. There is not enough drive and it just ain’t a priority.

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DKV

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#11 posted 371 days ago

Shawn, as soon as the wife gets home I will put her on the line. You ask…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 371 days ago

”Shawn, as soon as the wife gets home I will put her on the line. You ask…”

Now that’s funny.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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crank49

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#13 posted 370 days ago

I liked the Smart Car idea myself.
Wonder how she would do going from a Ford Expedition to a Smart?
I could gain another half a stall.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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DKV

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#14 posted 370 days ago

Crank, Smart is good but I would prefer something she could keep in her purse…not my shop.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 370 days ago

Luckily, I get the whole garage. My wife’s broomstick fits in the corner and takes up practically no room at all.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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