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    This morning I made some wheel chocks for the casters on the stand I made for my HF bandsaw. As Morpheus Correctly noticed The casters are HF's three dollar finest, without locks.
    I've still got to prime and paint them. I tried them on my sloping driveway, and the saw didn't roll.
    The new stand is high enough that I can use the support stands I bought years ago for my tablesaw.

    Jim
    Last edited by Fla Jim; 12-11-2003, 11:39 AM.
    Jim
    From the depths of the"Magic Garage"

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    In place on the stand
    Jim
    From the depths of the"Magic Garage"

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    • #3
      Are those attached to the wheels.
      I would like to make some for my welding table that would attach to the casters so I could lock or unlock em. I tried to get lockable casters when I bought them but they didn't have them and I was in a hurry.
      Mike

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      • #4
        They just slide into place, and keep the wheels from rolling in either direction kind of like aircraft chocks.

        Jim
        Jim
        From the depths of the"Magic Garage"

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        • #5
          looks good Jim ! I'll make me a set and see how they work.

          How about a close up of the stand that holds your mig gun ...

          - jack

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          • #6
            Clever placement of the mug and grinder....

            I "sketched" and posted the chocks we use at work on your other thread. They seem to work well too. But I like yours better, as the inverted-angle just looks cool!
            Proud Owner of the MM251 and Spectrum 375 Cutmate

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            • #7
              Jack;
              The magnetic Mig gun holder is another of HF's finest. #3642, about 5 bucks. It's really handy. I think I spend half my life looking where I set things down.

              Aaron 2.0;
              Actually the grinder was there. But I must confess I did pose the Miller coffee cup to get some comments. I have enough iron in my diet without having it in my coffee too .

              Jim
              Jim
              From the depths of the"Magic Garage"

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              • #8
                that's from HF ... I can't believe I missed it

                does it come with the magnet ?

                I agree that your pic looks like an ad for Miller, Ridgid, and Stanley

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                • #9
                  Yep it comes with the magnet base.
                  Don't forget Harbor freight too

                  Jim
                  Jim
                  From the depths of the"Magic Garage"

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                  • #10
                    Oh no, definitely didn't forget HF! I'm working on getting "sponsored" ... If I just had a race car or work truck to put the HF stickers on. Don't think my workbench or welding cart will be quite the kind of exposure that HF is looking for

                    - jack
                    Last edited by morpheus; 12-11-2003, 12:49 PM.

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                    • #11
                      I would be scared the "HF stickers would be like their manuals; photo copies of poor english translations

                      jim
                      Jim
                      From the depths of the"Magic Garage"

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                      • #12
                        I try to go at odd hours so people don't recognize me.

                        this one time, I was parking my suzuki samurai ****box, and this guy rolls up in a hummer. I follow him into the hf store and he's standing there in his designer polo and chamoflaged shorts looking at the sale flyer. What a yuppie. After buying that $40,000+ pos h2 he's concerned about paying $2 too much for whatever hf sells?

                        i'm done laughing now
                        T/A 185

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                        • #13
                          He was probably buying gifts for his friends.
                          IDEALARC 250
                          HH 135
                          Spectrum 375

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dsergison
                            After buying that $40,000+ pos h2 he's concerned about paying $2 too much for whatever hf sells?[/B]
                            He may have been rich at some point, but at 10MPG street and 11 on the highway, he's probably reduced to HF sale shopping just to feed that bloated/useless pig...
                            It's all fun and games until somebody gets shot in the leg. -- Armageddon

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Fla Jim
                              I would be scared the "HF stickers would be like their manuals; photo copies of poor english translations
                              I can just visualize a HF "sticker" now. It would be an off center and out of focus photcopy of the mis-spelled original that itself was a photcopy of a photocopy so it's not real "sharp" looking. It wouldn't actually be a sticker either. Just a piece of paper to cut out and one (1) strip of clear tape to adhere it with

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