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Forum topic by toolie posted 05-25-2015 02:22 PM 1200 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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toolie

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05-25-2015 02:22 PM

i trimmed a workpiece for a small desk project on my 113 c-man 10” TS and took my calipers to the offcut, just for the heck of it. the piece was 24” long and each end was .12” thick. the workpiece was larger but absolutely perfectly uniform end to end. now for the part that’s going to hurt.

I will be disassembling this saw and mothballing it to make room in the garage for a volvo c70 i recently purchased. i’ll still have a modified ridgid 2412 on a herc-u-lift in the garage (cousin to the 113 c-man), but this lowly 1hp c-man is a great saw with a t2 fence. ahh well, off to the garage to start the break down. just thought i’d share.

here are both saws. the 2412 in the foreground and the c-man behind it.

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


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jerryminer

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#1 posted 05-25-2015 03:46 PM

That’s a sad story. Why can’t the Volvo live outside? (Car cover, pop-up tent, sacrificial paint job?)

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DKV

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#2 posted 05-25-2015 03:59 PM

Garages are for woodworking not cars.

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 05-25-2015 04:47 PM

Isn’t the Volvo waterproof?

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AlaskaGuy

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#4 posted 05-25-2015 05:40 PM

Cars were made to with stand the elements. Most tools weren’t. What you’re about to do is insane.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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lateralus819

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#5 posted 05-25-2015 05:45 PM

I agree with DKV. Garages are not meant for cars. Purely woodworking tools. ;)

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DKV

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#6 posted 05-25-2015 05:45 PM

I’m fairly certain your wife has something to do with this ill conceived decision. Can she be reasoned with? Do you have the cajones to stand up to her? Do you want me to send her an email explaining the correct method for storing a car?

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Joe Andrews

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#7 posted 05-25-2015 06:11 PM

Make her go through the alignment on the saw and then tell her that if you have to tear it down she’s going to have to realign it when you put it back up!

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 05-25-2015 06:33 PM

One of the ways I justify my shop is that I drive a work truck that is 15 years old. As long my truck can be kept running it will be run into the ground. I also live a fairly modest life style. It has also been my job to run my wife’s cars into the ground. However, if you need a decent car for your work I can understand the reasoning of keeping it’s value up by putting it in a carport or garage – especially if you commute. If you don’t have a decent car to get you to work you may jeopardize your job. It’s sort of like clothes. Some people’s job requires them to dress reasonably nicely (my wife for instance). I have always worn bibb overauls, work shirt, work hat and good work boots. My work clothes last me for a very long time. I don’t spend a lot of money on entertainment. So I have always spent money on my woodworking. And now I am going to try to make some money off of my shop and know how. Families are all different and have to figure out what works best for them when it comes to money.

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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DKV

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#9 posted 05-25-2015 06:47 PM

So Charles, would you like to send the email or should I?

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exelectrician

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#10 posted 05-25-2015 07:52 PM

Cars were banished from my “boardroom” long ago. Every fall my wife make a weak attempt to get her car in one side and then she asks for something and back out it goes….. Tools rule…..

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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exelectrician

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#11 posted 05-25-2015 08:29 PM

double post

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BurlyBob

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#12 posted 05-25-2015 10:10 PM

Okay folks, I gonna put a bet out there, It’s the Wife’s car!.....Any takers?

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DKV

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#13 posted 05-25-2015 10:14 PM

Haven’t heard anything from toolie since the original post. Toolie, we need more info so we can help you and write our emails. Who should we send them to? Your lawyer?

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AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 05-26-2015 01:25 AM



Okay folks, I gonna put a bet out there, It s the Wife s car!.....Any takers?

- BurlyBob

I don’t think you’ll get any takers on that bet. A man would do this for his own car.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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toolie

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#15 posted 05-27-2015 01:37 AM

great comments from all. for the record, the C70 is my “toy” car. the one i take out on weekends for joyriding. my wife has nothing to do with my decision to use the garage for vehicle storage also. the garage is a a one car garage that is 12 X 20. i still have my tricked out 2412, which is every bit as accurate as the 113.

and, with some judicious measuring and rearranging of the the equipment in the shed, the 113 is in it’s new home, still fully assembled except for the motor. all of my major tools are on wheels and i can even get the caravan in the garage. so the C70 fits well. pics to follow once the rearranging is completed.

in the meantime, here is a pic of the 113 in its new home:

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

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