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  • fdieck
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    It’s not you. My wife laughs seeming at random at stuff I said a couple of days ago.

    Background music for you next project:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uPESpC9sR5M

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  • tomzarbo
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    Originally posted by fdieck View Post

    He’s on a roll now....
    Holy Cow... I'm denser than a piece of maple hardwood.... Believe it or not, I didn't get your joke until just now. Funny!

    TomZ

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  • tomzarbo
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    Yeah, I'll believe it when I see it. ):
    TomZ

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  • fdieck
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    Originally posted by tomzarbo View Post
    Next up, putting the band saw on wheels, and figuring out a clamp rack to bolt to the wall.
    Maybe even mobilize the drill press if I have any more casters floating around.
    TomZ
    He’s on a roll now....

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  • tomzarbo
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    Next up, putting the band saw on wheels, and figuring out a clamp rack to bolt to the wall.
    Maybe even mobilize the drill press if I have any more casters floating around.
    TomZ

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  • tomzarbo
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    Here she is loaded up... Probably 450 pounds or so. Loading one side only doesn't make it feel tippy, wondered if it would or not. Takes a little force to get it moving. HFT casters rated at 350 lbs each, so hopefully I'm okay with those.
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  • tomzarbo
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    Somehow I inserted two of the same pic up there. If I try to change it, it might not let me post it so...

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    Just a close-er up of the base. If I were really thinking, I probably could have eliminated the top 2x6 and 2x4 and just used the lower upside down "T" setup if I used a 2x6 for the vertical piece. This will be stronger though, and place the boards higher for easier lifting. A happy mis-calculation I suppose.
    Of course... Version 2.0 is always better than Version 1.0... but you can't have Version 2.0 without first having Version 1.0... Todays redundant statement for today... from the department of redundancy department.

    TomZ

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  • tomzarbo
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    Originally posted by craigk View Post
    How disappointing, I thought it was a swing for the bedroom.
    Craig, I'm surprised at that comment...















    ...If that were the case... it would need locking casters for sure!

    TomZ

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  • craigk
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    How disappointing, I thought it was a swing for the bedroom.

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  • tomzarbo
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    You guys are funny! Chris, I love that joke, I laughed a few different times reading it.

    Here is the finished product...
    ...Yes... Maybe we'll put a happy little piece of 2x4 here, and a few pieces of 2x6's there.....

    ... And maybe in our world we want a little scrap of plywood on the bottom holding up the MDF....

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    Here are a few in-process pics... pretty self-explanatory. I used mostly gorilla glue and drywall screws for assembly. The A-Frame part is all glued together and very sturdy, but it unbolts with 4 bolts to remove from the base so I can get it out of the basement someday, and to make it lighter.

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    Since I moved into this house 6-7 years ago I've just stacked up my sheet goods against the wall on a few pieces of 2x4's. Last year we had a flood on Valentine's Day and it messed up the bottom of lots of sheets of MDF and PB and some plywood. This rack will prevent any basement water from getting to my lumber, as well as -- and more importantly -- get my 4x4 sheets of lumber right next to the table saw so I can just lift and cut.

    I was originally going to make the inside a bit larger, so the tops of the sheets would be farther apart. I was thinking I might use the extra space between the sheets to make shelves and use those to store my collection of clamps. But after sketching several ideas up, I decided that it would just make the thing too large. As it is, the wheels are 36" and 34" apart. This was constructed with 4x4 sheets in mind, but no reason it wouldn't hold 4x8 sheets as well... I just can't really manage that size at this point in my back's life.

    I plan to make a rack bolted to the wall to hold my clamps in the future. I mostly have the Harbor Freight Tools metal type, so a simple 2x4 with an appropriately sized slot will suffice for this. I mostly do my clamping at the one table, so I don't need those to be mobile.

    I hope you guys liked the teaser pics a little, and thanks for the guesses... and especially the Bob Ross sideshow. He really does have some staying power. I read he was a real perfectionist... painting several versions of each picture to get it down 'just right.' Guys that can do that are just amazing. Like Bill Alexander... that guy would just load up that angled putty knife thingy with different colors and scrape it on the canvas and BOOM! There's a mountain -- complete with a snowy peak! Just amazing.

    Anyway...

    Looks like Chris, John, and especially Eric for the win... Thanks for playing, but sorry, no prize for guessing correctly. ;)

    TomZ

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  • PWR RYD
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    Bob Ross was a William Alexander rip off! "Happy little trees"...

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  • ericanderson
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    It's a rolling rack to haul 4 x 8 sheets of MDF to the table saw.
    What do I win?

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  • davidB
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    Obviously a rolling sawhorse.

    Bob Ross is again haunting the public airwaves.............

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  • jhollander
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    Why is Bob Ross so hot now? I grew up watching him on PBS, now he's in all my suggested content...

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