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« Reply #2880 on: January 10, 2017, 05:11:53 am »
Today's score.

Was a biggie.


I have the "little"  8" table saw that I got for a bargain from the beer-loving redneck a few months ago.

But it's limited. I can barely cut through 40mm thick planks. Not because the saw is too weak, but because the blade is so small.



Today I scored a BIG LUCK on the side of the road. A dude had JUST thrown out his old table saw. It had broken away from the stand, the plastic had broken. I loaded it very fast.

Tested it at the one job I was at, runs perfectly.

Took it home, stashed it in the garage... while I went back to work.

This evening I checked it out. Drilled a hole at each corner where there was still a bit of "meat" left in the plastic frame, and reattached it to the steel frame.

Perfect.

Now I can cut planks up to 3" (75mm) thick!

And I'll make contact with Craftsman. The are supposed to have a "lifetime" warranty. Maybe I can even get a new frame for it?  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer: :sip:
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« Reply #2881 on: January 10, 2017, 05:14:58 am »
Oh, I ran a speed-test on my internet connection the other day.

Don't get too jealous.  :pot:  :sip:  :biggrin:
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« Reply #2882 on: January 10, 2017, 07:22:12 am »
Big score... nice man...
 And he could not fix it... Shame he should not own a saw all together. :thumleft:

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« Reply #2883 on: January 10, 2017, 07:25:12 am »
I remember in the mid 1990's...a friend in the states was complaining about his internet uplink (cable modem I think). He could "only"get 512kb speed.

I was miffed because I only had a 56kbps analog modem.

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« Reply #2884 on: January 10, 2017, 07:27:52 am »
Nogal a Limited Edition as well  ;) Awesome score  :thumleft:
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« Reply #2885 on: January 10, 2017, 07:29:49 am »
If you don't get a new frame you can put some flat bar on top of that to give it more strength.  :thumleft:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #2886 on: January 10, 2017, 07:35:36 am »
Now take the smaller one and stick an angle grinder blade in it for precision steel cutting.
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« Reply #2887 on: January 10, 2017, 11:17:47 am »
So mr Zog when you going to build the new "man cave", or enlarge the one you have because space is becoming a problem I see......?
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« Reply #2888 on: January 10, 2017, 09:17:50 pm »
One Zillion bonus and jealousy points on that table saw.

As mentioned.

Flat bar or even angle iron support to spread energy.


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« Reply #2889 on: January 10, 2017, 09:21:28 pm »
So mr Zog when you going to build the new "man cave", or enlarge the one you have because space is becoming a problem I see......?
Seems the man is not planning to come back ever again....collecting too much now.

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« Reply #2890 on: January 11, 2017, 02:03:41 am »
So mr Zog when you going to build the new "man cave", or enlarge the one you have because space is becoming a problem I see......?
Seems the man is not planning to come back ever again....collecting too much now.

Nope.

Will come back to visit, but I'm gonna say NEVER to live again.

I have tasted the fruits, and they are sweet.

I love the freedom, the safety, the sense of peace in my soul. I don't stress about crime like I used to. I like that everything WORKS...


 
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« Reply #2891 on: January 11, 2017, 04:42:32 am »
So mr Zog when you going to build the new "man cave", or enlarge the one you have because space is becoming a problem I see......?

Jissie boet, I WISH!

But you see, we are just renting here, so I can't put up another structure. Even if I could afford it. I'll just have to make do with what I have. And make the best of the space I have...
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« Reply #2892 on: January 11, 2017, 04:43:53 am »
One Zillion bonus and jealousy points on that table saw.

As mentioned.

Flat bar or even angle iron support to spread energy.


Hope you come right on a waranty.

Thanks boet.

I'm a bit dof tonight. Explain the principle to spread the load with some flat bar?

Horizontally? Vertically? Eish...
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« Reply #2893 on: January 11, 2017, 06:25:01 am »
Flat bar/angle horizontal on top of the plastic.
Drill through bar, plastic into the stand and bolt through...
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« Reply #2894 on: January 12, 2017, 12:01:48 am »
Just got up to close the front door because it looks like weather coming in from over the ocean and was rewarded with this. Look closely on the left, and you can see that it's actually a double rainbow.

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« Reply #2895 on: January 12, 2017, 02:11:53 am »
Flat bar/angle horizontal on top of the plastic.
Drill through bar, plastic into the stand and bolt through...

Ah, ok. Got it.

I have a strip of aluminium flat bar in the shed. I'll give it a try.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #2896 on: January 12, 2017, 02:18:31 am »
I decided to post a bit of a "Tutorial" on how to repair drywall.

I do a LOT of this type of stuff, especially since ALL the walls here are this soft stuff, and when mammie gets de-bliksemin with pappie, I can see all sorts of things like ashtrays, beer bottles, spanners, and basically any other solid-type object becoming a projectile and penetrating the walls.  :pot: :imaposer: 

So...

Here is a hole in the wall Caused by the door-knob of the front door repeatedly hitting the wall. Or maybe just once when the door was opened really hard when the cops kick the door open... eish, rednecks  :pot:  :lol8:
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« Reply #2897 on: January 12, 2017, 02:22:46 am »
The first step is to mark around the hole. A square or rectangle. So you can cut a patch from a sheet of new drywall more easily. Rhombii and other weird shapes are more difficult to replicate.

The blue ruler is marked in inches, in case you were wondering...
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« Reply #2898 on: January 12, 2017, 02:28:47 am »
Then you gotta cut out the piece of broken drywall.

You can use an electric tool, like the Zoom-zoom tool I bought (maybe I should call it my Mazda tool?  ;D ) or you can use a dry wall saw (looks like a big steak-knife with very rough teeth) or you can just use a Stanley Knife. When it's a small patch like this I prefer to use the Stanley Knife, it's quick and easy.

First cut is just a shallow score through the paint and maybe the first layer of paper. Then a few more scores, each one a bit deeper. The push through and cut the back layer of paper. Easy peasy with a bit of practice.
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« Reply #2899 on: January 12, 2017, 02:37:05 am »
When I marked the hole above, I put a finger inside the hole and felt that the stud (vertical wooden beam) was right there, so I marked it so that the stud was exposed half-way when removing the damaged piece. This gives me a place to screw the new pice to on the one side.

Then I measured and cut out a new piece of drywall patch. Perfect fit  :biggrin:

Then a cut a piece of wood. Just a strip about an inch wide, and half an inch thick, and about two inches longer than the hole on each side. In this case, the hole was about 4,5 inches high, the wood was about 8 inches long.

Screw the wood to the inside of the wall with a couple of drywall screws. Make sure that the head of the screw pulls just below the level of tghe drywall, but not too deep or it will pull right through and have no strength.

You need at least two of these, unless you have a stud showing. See why I opened up the stud?  :ricky:

Then insert the patch, and screw it to the stud and the piece of wooden support. With such a small patch I only needed two screws.
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