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Thread: Mark's physics lesson today

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Central (upstate) NY

    Mark's physics lesson today

    We're moving to a house much closer to where we work (I walk in most days) and I moved some of the shop today. I learned an important lesson today. When you have two tools mounted to the same cabinet / mobile base, the one that is cantilevered off to the side should be removed first. Then remove the big heavy lunchbox planer on center of gravity. Then you can go ahead and remove the router from the shelf (also on center of gravity). Under no circumstances should you merrily remove all of the weight resting on the center of gravity before removing the cantilevered 8" slow speed grinder. Especially when the drawers are still in and, among other things, hold your nice dovetail handsaw. Thankfully I had the blade guard on said saw so I don't think it got hurt.

    Oh, biophysics lesson: when you are in the process of remembering basic physics, such as moment arms, and you are 5 feet away when your system starts going dynamic, running and grabbing for it will do nothing other than give a nice little laceration.

    I'm doubling my shop space and reclaiming 2 hours a day of commute time with this move, so hopefully I will be able to start doing shop things again, with the posting here that accompanies such.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon

    Good luck with the rest of the move!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    great to hear from you again mark, hope all is well with you and family, good luck on the move. stop in from time to time and shoot the breeze.
    Human Test Dummy

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    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    The older we geet, the less those little lacerations bother us.

    The other member of Mensa, but not the NRA

    Everyone is a self-made person.

    "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their veracity" -Abraham Lincoln

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    It is sort of like that old, old joke, "Other than that, how was the show Mrs. Lincoln?"

    So---Other than excitement, lacerations, etc., how is the move Mark?
    I hope it goes well from here on; NO strained muscles, squished toes, broken machinery, etc.

    Enjoy, it sounds like a great move. I envy that part about doubling the size of the shop. Since I am retired, I cannot move any closer to my work---I'm there.

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Glad to hear the lacerations were only minor. Lessons learned with a bit of blood tend to stay remembered better, huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post hopefully I will be able to start doing shop things again, with the posting here that accompanies such.
    Just so you know, doing shop things really isn't a requirement for posting here. A lot of us here get little or no shop time these days. (Heaven knows it sure doesn't stop me from posting, LOL.)
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    welcome back mark we still like to chat on other things
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Lessons learned with a bit of blood tend to stay remembered better, huh?
    This may be true for the majority but I aint sure in my case i have scars to show for not having learned first time. Call me blockhead for short.

    Good to see you around Mark, you going to feel lost not driving all that distance. Just think of the gas savings wow. Looking forward to seeing your new projects when you get settled.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Hey, Mark. We all have moments like that at one point or another, whether we admit it or not. The older I get, the more I can chalk it up to 'senior moments'!

    On the other hand, you sound excited about your move. Good luck on the rest of it!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member
    Member of Mensa
    Live every day like it's your last, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    How about that! Old Mr. Murphy is still giving away gravity gifts...bloody well done
    Hope the laceration is as minor as your journey to work.
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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