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Forum topic by GaryK posted 1747 days ago 1382 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GaryK

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1747 days ago

I remember a long time ago there was a question about hearing the phone in the shop due to noise
and using something that will flash instead.

There were a lot of suggestions, but I have found a purpose built device.

It’s called Shop Flash and Grizzly sells it. http://www.grizzly.com/outlet/Shop-Flash-/G8590

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX


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tenontim

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#1 posted 1747 days ago

I’ve been through a couple of these http://www.smithgear.com/sa-tr50.html I hook a light fixture with a 150watt bulb in it and it lights up the whole shop when the phone rings.

-- Tim

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1747 days ago

Hey Gary
That sure seems like a bargain. Thanks for sharing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1747 days ago

I have a foolproof system:

If I can’t hear the phone ringing, I don’t answer it.

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

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lew

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#4 posted 1747 days ago

Radio Shack used to sell a similar device. Not sure if they still handle it. The one from Radio Shack was very sensitive to lightening strikes but fortunately it was fused well and could be fixed.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 1747 days ago

I’ll bet it won’t work on a cell phone…...............LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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bigdave

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#6 posted 1747 days ago

Wow? People still have land lines that this can connect to? Been years without such a beast at my house. But I do love what CharlieM says!! Absolutely foolproof huh. :-)

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Christopher

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#7 posted 1747 days ago

I am with Charlie. How do you post pics to forums by the way Gary?

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Hyperhutch

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#8 posted 1747 days ago

LOL, maybe I am the only one without a cell phone?

Actually, I have been wondering what I can do to receive calls. Thanks for the post. Now if only my calls were about woodworking…..

-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!

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Doug S.

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#9 posted 1747 days ago

What’s a cell phone?
And I’m with Charlie. I go to the shop to get away from the phone and recharge my mental batteries.

-- Use the fence Luke

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GaryK

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#10 posted 1747 days ago

I have a cell phone, but it’s always off unless I want to make a call. I don’t even remember my number.

I have a pay as you go plan and spend $100 a year for my service.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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cabinetmaster

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#11 posted 1747 days ago

I sure don’t know what I’d do without a cell phone. At times I wish I did not have it but have to have it to communicate with installers on jobsites and cabinetbuilders that are in the field. My wife, who is disabled, can also contact me when she needs assistance.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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tomakazi

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#12 posted 1747 days ago

wouldn’t it be nice to have a shop that’s a NO PHONE ZONE?

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 1747 days ago

Gary, it has only been in the last couple of years I gave in and started leaving my phone on. For years, I did like you and left it off until I wanted to make a call.

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

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Kent Shepherd

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#14 posted 1745 days ago

I use a phone flasher from Radio Shack, hooked up to a red light, like on a cop car—also from Radio Shack.
We also have an incredibly loud buzzer my dad bought in the early 1960’s. Still works, but you can’t find any that good any more. It’s priceless to see someone’s reaction while standing under it when it rings.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Napaman

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#15 posted 1745 days ago

good idea…now i need a phone out there…or not…i like charlie’s mentality…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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