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Default A base for my DP

Hi, friends.

Almost two years ago I bought a new drill press bigger than my actual DP. It was uncomfortable to work with this due to its height so I decided to make a base using just recovered materials I had in my garage.
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Wow!

That is some sturdy base.

Hi, sorry I missed you. I have gone to find myself, but if I return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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Looks like it was a great addition to your shop.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits". Albert Einstein
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It doesn't get any more heavy duty than that , good job

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Ok ,I never insulate
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Alexis an earth quake wouldn't turn that over.
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You 'da Man' when it comes to repurposing stuff, Alexis!
There are TV reality shows up here...'American Picker' being one of them.'
The Pickers visit guys like you and try and buy stuff that they think you/guys like you will be willing to part with. I think they'd strike out at your place, eh? LOL
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Great job Alexis.

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is that ever a job well done work of functional art...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Excellent re-purposing.

I nearly cry when I see what people here throw into the local landfill. And worse still is that our local authorities won't let anyone take stuff away to re-purpose due to that wonderful thing that is health and safety. Heaven forbib someone cuts themselves taking it (whatever it is) away.

So much wood of various shapes, types and lengths. Complete wooden items of furniture, chest of drawers etc. All gets taken by road in container bins to a port, shipped across to Norway where they chip it, then shipped back to the UK to use in various things such as ground cover in local parks! Where's the 'green' in that?

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"Where's the 'green' in that?"
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$$$$$$$$$$!
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