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Default Lee Valley and Veritas has done it again

What innovative folks they are.
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I hate to admit it, but it almost looks like sort of a decent concept. Thanks for the post Gene!!

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I hate to admit it, but it almost looks like sort of a decent concept. Thanks for the post Gene!!

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Yes it is. It would be easy on my back...

But the first concerns that come to mind is just how solid it would be and the hanging weight. The wall I have that size adjoins our kitchen. If it was solid, I would have to bullet proof the framing of that wall. If I started knocking Sharon's knick-knac's off... That would be the end of me!

Then how solid it is and if the extension locks solidly. I know with the basic physics of years of forging and the design of classic workbenches --> they were built solid for a reason. Just like an anvil, if what you are working against, the physics of being solid, instead of absorbing shock, bounce back, that force works with you and helps you in your work. If it absorbs and dissipates that shock, then you have to hit harder to provide the same force and end up getting tired faster to do the same work...

Just a guess from what I see... How it really is may be just fine. I guess the proof would be in how solid it actually is... and what work you plan to do on it. It would be an expensive tool rack if someone didn't keep having a use for it.

But I tell you, I think that DC chip tray with all the gates (so you can choose where it draws from) is ingenious! That has a lot of possibilities in many shops.

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I think that is what makes the Veritas April Fools joke tools great. They really do fabricate them, and some of them could actually be useable. In fact the Story Tape they did a few years ago is now an actual product.

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Making a school desk version of that with a slanted top is an idea that I'm actually going to have to ponder.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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...But I tell you, I think that DC chip tray with all the gates (so you can choose where it draws from) is ingenious! That has a lot of possibilities in many shops.
I'm thinking of mounting one on the back of our couch so it doesn't matter where our dog (a "Puggle") lays...

@ Charles--i bet they're watching us and snickering at this verytas moment!!

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I wonder if any one will actually try to order one Earl. That would really be good for a chuckle.

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LOL ::Embarassed:: I had no idea that is was April Fools Day today. I guess I've been much too busy and need to slow down?

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Gene, Somehow I had a sneaky suspicion that YOU were in some way involved in this! I remember the "clamp" you introduced last year - it was a doozie! In reading the text and watching the video, I was "very taken" by the clever acronymns! Checking their prices, I also noticed that they are sending-out DOG HOLES in pre-packaged bags of 10 for FREE!

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I have some extra dog holes I could make someone a real deal on.
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