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    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan

    Kermit's New Hat

    In this thread......... HERE ......... I talk about the rebuild of the old 1963 drill press I got.

    I hated the cover that someone had fabricated for it, so I left it off, this, was not the best situation, so I made a new hat for Kermit............

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    I took a cheap SS bowl and cut it in half, then put a piece of sheet metal on the bottom and attached it to Kermit.

    This should keep my fingers out of the pulley

    More to do on Kermit, but I've been busy, this one was done, as I like being able to count to ten on my fingers

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Steve Clardy Guest
    Hey. I like it!!

    Looks pretty snazzy

    I agree. All drill presses need their belt/pulley guards/covers.

    I lost the tip of my left small finger when I was a sophmore in high school.
    Old drill press with no guard, toggle switch up close to the driven pulley.
    I reached up to shut it off, and my finger just wandered into the belt/pulley.
    Pulled out my finger nail, took off hide, and the bone was showing

    Overnight hospital stay. Doc took off some skin from my leg and grafted it onto my finger. I had hair growing on my finger for about 6 months.
    I still remember my folks talking about what that trip to the hospital cost.
    It cost them a whopping $108.00
    That was a lot of money to them back in 1967
    Last edited by Steve Clardy; 10-20-2007 at 05:30 PM.

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    Alan DuBoff is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    Nice Stu! I think "Boshii Bowl" is appropriate!
    Last edited by Alan DuBoff; 03-12-2007 at 07:18 PM.

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    The Heart of Dixie
    Been trying to remember what it was that looked liked and I finally remembered!

    An old Atlas.

    Who had the morning from hades and still has to write the report now!
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.

    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

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    Tres cool! But I really think you need to apply a bit of paint...........


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