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Forum topic by DKV posted 08-20-2013 11:19 PM 1293 views 1 time favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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08-20-2013 11:19 PM

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.

-- God solves the problems we create...including "global warming".


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toolie

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 11:40 PM

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 08-20-2013 11:44 PM

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

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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DKV

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 11:50 PM

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.

-- God solves the problems we create...including "global warming".

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 11:59 PM

I’ve certainly never considered shortening my equipment.

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

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ChuckV

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#5 posted 08-21-2013 12:04 AM

She told me why.

I understand!

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 08-21-2013 12:16 AM

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

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fredj

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#7 posted 08-21-2013 12:33 AM

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 08-21-2013 01:14 AM

All my stuff is on wheels.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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redSLED

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#9 posted 08-21-2013 01:18 AM

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 08-21-2013 02:18 AM

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 08-21-2013 02:37 AM

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

-- God solves the problems we create...including "global warming".

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 08-21-2013 03:19 AM

”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 08-22-2013 02:25 AM

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 :-{| Don't anthropomorphise your tools, they hate it when you do that.

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DKV

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#14 posted 08-22-2013 02:31 AM

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

-- God solves the problems we create...including "global warming".

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 08-22-2013 03:05 AM

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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