Sat, Jul 8, 2006, 2:13pm (EDT-3) firstname.lastname@example.org (RicodJour)
Don't you factor the value of your time into these jury-rigging
You could of course make a miter saw from scratch, but there's no way
that it would make sense to do so unless you didn't value your time at
all or if you don't have high objectives for the resulting object d'art.
So, the question is, do you factor in the value of your time, or is it
just a mental/physical exercise?
BTW, I'm a bit surprised that you don't have a miter saw. <snip>
ROTFLMAO Factor in he value of my time? Now that's funny. Of
course not. I do woodworking for the enjoyment of it, I make very
little money from it, so I can afford to take my time, think things out,
and then do them. Making my own jigs, clamps, whatever, is all part of
By the way, none of my whatevers are juryrigged. They are all
solidly made and built to last.
Jury-rig \Ju"ry-rig`\, v. t. to rig for temporary service; to construct
flimsily and in makeshift fashion.
If I do decide to make a mitre saw from scratch, it may, or may
not, be an "object d'art", either way it "will" perform its specialized
purpose well. You want to see an object d'art you ought to see my saw
stand, it's kinda sorta art deco.
I've already pretty much covered the "value" of my time. As long
as I'm not getting paid or otherwise making money, my time "has" no
value. Any jig, or whatever, I make is usually for a specific task, and
modified as needed. There are no store bought versons that fit my
I never said I didn't have a mitre saw. I do. A very nice, older,
manual mitre saw, that I got some time back, for around $20, in almost
unused condition. Very nice, works great. But it's not what I
want/need for this application.
For those of you who don't have a copy, I highly recommend
Capotosto's WOODWORKING WISDOM (200 Origial Jigs, Shop Aids, Tool
Techniques And Projects For the Home Craftsman). I've never made
anything from it, but I've gotten a lot of inspiration. Out of print,
but look around and you should be able to find a copy for maybe $5-6,
For those of you who still don't get it, it pretty much boils
down to - I do stuff like this because it's fun.
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