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Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)... #7: Cannibalisation opportunity lost.

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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 01-09-2020 05:06 AM 806 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Boys and Girls,

We all like to brag about our achievements and sweep our failures under the carpet… well, my carpet has run out of space so I’ve decided to group my failures and mistakes under Stupid Ideas of the past (so far)….

A while back while placing an order on Rockler, I decided to purchase this Table Saw Magnet Micro Adjuster as a stocking filler,

At first glance I thought I was so clever picking it out of some other useless offering until I had to use it. Moving the fence closer was a case of twisting the handle, however, I really had to ease off the fence lock, and when I reached my desired distance, locking the fence altered the distance and usually at a closer than desired setting. I had to back up the fence and try the manoeuvre again… and again… and again. Now this may have been more a result of my fence’s idiosyncrasies and my expectation than a total failure of the product.

Fortunately, this item inspired me to create and pen my Tablesaw Micro Adjustment project.

My Stupidity was not for purchasing the product (and any canning should have been addressed in a review), but rather by tossing it in the bin without cannibalising salvageable parts (like the rare earth magnets).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD



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Dutchy

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#1 posted 01-09-2020 07:41 AM

A lot of “mistakes” are coming through, but I have to admit that reading and see all your “trouble” fascinates me and following this blog is far from annoying.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 01-09-2020 08:28 AM



A lot of “mistakes” are coming through, .....
- Dutchy
Dutchy, I make far too many mistakes… fortunately I’m good at covering up and correcting… or as my parole officer keeps saying, just keeping your mouth SHUT!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#3 posted 01-10-2020 12:48 AM

takes a big man to admit to all the crap your showing us ducky,i say what they dont know wont hurt em.now in all honesty i could probably do a blog series as big or bigger than yours,but why when im having so much fun reading yours :-)

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 01-10-2020 01:44 AM



..... admit to all the crap your showing us…..
- pottz

Just trying to make the rest of the world less inferior!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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