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    Computer Double Decker Cabinet

    We have two computers in the cash register area of the liquor shop, one if for the net, mail etc, the other one runs the computerized cash register system. Counter space is a premium in the shop, so I've got a system where one computer is stacked on the other (both are presently laptops). Each computer sits on a flat piece of wood, like a drawer with no front or back, and you just pull it out to use it, to use the other computer, you push one in, closing the laptop, and pull the other one out. This set up works well, and takes up a LOT less space.

    The new system does NOT use a laptop, but a fairly slim computer and keyboard, so I have to redesign the cabinet.

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    That is the system, the cash register is about half the size of the old one, and has a nice touch screen........ more stuff for me to learn
    The new register will not have the keyboard, the keyboard will be on the computer. I'll have to make a keyboard slide that will first pull out, then slide to the left, to allow room for the mouse, well most likely a track ball, as they take up less space.

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    This is the new cabinet all glued up, heck I might even paint it, depends on time, I have to have this all ready to go by Friday 9 AM. I'm going to put a power bar inside of the unit, to control the wires that snake everywhere now, and a fan or two for air exchange, as well as drilling holes through the bottom for wires to between the cash register and the computer, now the wires are all run externally, as the goof (NOT ME!!) who designed the original cash register area did not think about running wires

    No fine furniture here, but it will be an improvement on what we have, and the price is right

    yep, flat work

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    1...2...3... I count fourteen besseys!

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    I only have 4 left on the rack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I only have 4 left on the rack
    Note to self - buy more clamps.
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    Sometimes some of the best projects are the ones that make life easier for you. Looks like this one would qualify.
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    hmmmm.. Those clamps look familiar...



    Bet it's good to get back to messin' with wood, eh?

    Definately go with a track ball... I used them for years and miss having one with the machines I have now that came with a mouse. (serial connectors went bye bye....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I only have 4 left on the rack
    Rennie's right, time for a few more
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 05-12-2008 at 02:25 PM.
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    Stu, I'm glad to see that "Necessity" surfaced and required you to do a Flat Work Project, before you forgot how.

    Ummmm........just one question though, uhhh....are Devout Vortex members really ALLOWED to have that many Clamps in their shop without endangering their Membership?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Rennie's right, time for a few more
    I'll have to watch for another sale

    My wife could not understand why I needed so many clamps, I showed her the pic and said I only had four clamps left, and as this is for the L shop, she approves of me buying so many. Now if I make up a bunch more cabinets of some kind, I will need more clamps.......... right
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 05-12-2008 at 02:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Hitt View Post
    Stu, I'm glad to see that "Necessity" surfaced and required you to do a Flat Work Project, before you forgot how.

    Ummmm........just one question though, uhhh....are Devout Vortex members really ALLOWED to have that many Clamps in their shop without endangering their Membership?
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