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Hi John,
Sorry it has taken so long for me to put my 2 cents worth in, but I have been extremely busy trying to finish a project of that has been going for almost 3 months.

We all take our mobility and use of hands and eye sight for granted, and it is not until something happens that we have to re evaluate how to overcome any disability.

There are several ways that we can alter our working practice, sitting at for example a table saw is very difficult indeed. Even with a power feeder you have to be at both ends of the table, unless you are doing small pieces ( to small and the power feeder is of no use) this is not to say this can not be done. One of the main things is that if you are in for example a wheel chair, the equipment has to be lower to be able to use it safely and be able to see what is going on. This I liken to as a child sitting at the table for dinner, always looking up as the table is always to high.

Having the tools read ally to hand makes life much more easy, but the next question has to be if it is on a tool caddy how easy is it to move ?. As if mobility is a problem then moving a heavy object is just more than difficult it becomes impossible, however a redesign of a shop is sometimes a more practical solution.

I can not give a firm answer on the best solution, as not having a mobility problem I can not speak from experience. However having a disability the one thing I have learnt is that adaption is the key, anything can be done with the right motivation and will.

Disablement of any kind is just another challenge in life, and there are only two options find a way or give up, and who wants to give up.


Sorry again for not putting a reply in sooner, but having badly messed up my only good arm it has been a bit more of a challenge. I am finding ways around obstacles to continue with my passion, hopefully within the next 3 weeks I will be able to post the reason for the messed up arm, and that it would have been worth it.

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Thanks Pete

I thank you for your insite into the challenges that pop up in life that we have no control over. I would have been no wiser about mobility challenges, or any other disabilitiy issues that face a great many of us, had my accident not occured. I believe in a balanced universe and everything happens for a reason. (for every action there is equal reaction)

There will be positive come from this, I just have to look for it.

I have realized how a simple mistake can throw a wrench into the gears, and has made me "the more wiser about safety and smart working habits", now that is positive.

I am glad you are at the woodworking again, and doing what you enjoy. Making saw dust!

Thanks for the wise words of encouragement.
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My son and I took a few minutes to discuss the issue of a mobile stool. We feel we can mount 4 casters (two locking) quite nicely. We can get those casters locally so I guess that will be the next workshop expense.

I think rather than a mobile tool chest we will re-organize the shop to put essential tools close to each machine (rulers, pencils, squares, etc) The often used power tools will go in one area (under my main work-bench) I have clamps in three different places in the shop, I am going to see about finding a way of putting the commonly used clamps in one area close to where I will be using them.

This just gave me the reason to organize the shop more efficiently (something I should have done long ago)

I thank you both for your input and assistance, it is greatly appreciated.

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Hi John

Here's a fun stool you can use in your shop

http://www.flyingbarstools.com/flyin...ls/index.shtml

and it comes with a beer can holder on top of that.. hahahahaha
he also makes and sells a Tim Taylor blender http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000741/

http://www.agentz.com/dakwhacker/


all kidding aside you could make one with a elec.motor for the power supply..that would be fun to have in the shop just back up to the tool/bench and get the job done...

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You are in luck John found a pic with my bench stool that is Hopes this gives you an idea in fact it is up against my bench. I also use when working in the car port really nice when I'm using my planner and jointer because I have them on one station which I will get pics tomorow of. Oh and by the way tomorrow that shabby metal shelf that I have rigged their above is getting replaced with the project I worked on today so there will be a new pic of this pic.
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That is a laugh for the day motor works for me, knowing my son he will want to put a V8 engine on it. more power as Tim the tool-man says!

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Neat stool and built to yours needs. I have a load of photos, I have not been able to upload. Asks for URL and I'm fresh out of them. Likely me not reading something.

Looking forward to the posts of your new venture!

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Hi John,

For the mobile base table, I remember back in school.... (many many yrs ago). We had several work stations that consisted of 4 mobile base tables that pushed together to form 1 work table. This is why I suggested it in the first place. But Pete is correct, sometimes you have to redesign your shop to accomodate, for the time being, until something else changes, (for the better one always hopes).
For your clamps, I'd make a mobile station for them. Just like the one Norm A. uses. http://www.newyankee.com/getproduct.php?0207

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I want 2 of those!!

Glenmore, can't wait to see the new pic.

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HI John
SNAP-ON-Tools sells many,many types of stools, most with wheels and tool storage under the seat some have locking wheels many body/tire shops like to use them ,I have one I use now and then but it's bit short for most of my work bench's,,,

But to talk about the gas fired bar stool I saw one with a 350 V8 with a blower but it was one of the plastic blocks that was over the real motor...5 hp B & S ,,neat stuff...

At one time I sold B & S motors and parts and other brands as well I would get guys all the time that wanted to soup the eng.up, they would make a 5 hp B & S into a 14HP eng..and have races in the bars with them, nothing like seeing a drunk hit a bar room wall at 30 mph...+... hahahahahahahaha...

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This is a photo of the stool that my next door neighbour gave me. It definitely is a strong but heavy sucker. I am thinking of finding a way of putting wheels on this puppy. (Bj,,,, no engines)

Thanks Hamlin, I did manage to find a way of uploading a photo, I may be slow but I do accomplish the task.

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HI John

2 x 4 frame on end, drill 4 holes for the leg pipes to sit it,,,put on the wheels on the inside of the 2 x 4 frame and your done, but you may want to cut off some of the Acme threaded rod that holds the seat up...

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