OOPS #2,741 - and that’s just THIS month.
ALMOST glued my dust collector remote INSIDE a torsion box on which I
was glueing the top. Got so focused on clamps, cauls, glue spreading
and parts alignment that I didn’t see the RED remote. Got everything
aligned and started applying the clamps.
Suddenly I heard the dust collector go on.
What the F...!
Checked my back pocket where I often clip the remote. Nope.
Began scanning the clutter on the end of the bench top. Nope.
Checked the router table - the home for the remote. Nope.
Scanned all the flat surfaces above floor level for anything RED.
You know that hollow feeling you get in the pit of your stomach as the
relaization sets in that you’ve just done something really, really
If I take this top off and the remote isn’t in there I’m gonna be POed -
Could you hear the sound of my palm striking my forehead - forcefully?
Sure sounded really loud to me. Clear vision is returning - slowly.
The embarassed expression will probably be gone by tomorrow - afternoon
Maybe I should epoxy the remote to a 3 foot length of 2x4 - that’s
painted International Organge.
Sun, Feb 19, 2006, 12:06am (EST-3) firstname.lastname@example.org (charlie b)
doth publically admit:
<snip> Maybe I should epoxy the remote to a 3 foot length of 2x4 -
that's painted International Organge.
Amazing, absolutely amazing. But, don't woory about the story
spreading, we won't tell.
Who's in charge of the paint, glue, and 2X4 fund, so we'll know
where to send our donatrions?
IThere is no vaccine against stupidity!
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 00:06:33 -0800, with neither quill nor qualm,
1) pound a nail into the wall at eyeball height inside the shop door.
2) Loop some nylon cord around the remote keychain.
3) Hang it on the nail.
When you go to the shop, hang it around your neck. As you leave the
shop, hang it back up on the nail. If you accidentally ake it inside
the house with you, make it a point to return it immediately. Don't
wait. You'll lose it. DAMHIKT. (about other things)
Now where the HELL did I put that Practical Yacht Joinery book I got
for myself just before Christmas?!? It's nowhere to be found.
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Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.
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This is a LoneRanger remote - 1" x 1" by maybe 5 inches long -
with a belt clip.
You've got wall space, especially at eye height somewhere in
your shop? Amazing - truly amazing. You are blessed.
Don't know about you, but I play with things that spin
things. Just keeping body parts and clothes away from
them is challenging enough. Having something hanging
from a nylon cord - around my neck - just doesn't
seem like such a good idea - to me.
See response above re: nails and shop wall space
"Immediately" is not in my vocabulary - I'm retired.
(19 years of school work, 31 years of civil service
with emphasis on both being civil and being of service-
and now I don't have to "earn a living" - odd concept.)
Check the outhouse.
Now why hasn't someone come up with hair and teeth made
of fat celss?
Helping people feel less dumb by demonstrating the range
of dumbness that is possible.
After my first remote vaniehed, I think it was with the turning
shavings, I bought 2 remotes. One stays on a clip in my lathe room, and
the other is out in my shop. Now, if one vanishes, I have a back up
until the new one gets here.
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 10:53:10 -0800, with neither quill nor qualm,
The door jamb counts, right? <g> My very next trip to the shop will
be the first cleaning of the year. I built about 40 new NoteSHADES and
now it's time for some wooddorkin again. I'll put up some new shelving
and start getting tools and such stuff off the floor, off every single
horizontal surface, etc. Shouldn't take but a few solid weeks until I
know where every tool, nut, bolt, and piece of wood is.
THEN, by Buddah, I'll start building the furniture I've been
threatening to build.
Shorten it so it's more like a choker necklace, or put it down your
flannel shoit. ;)
If you're unfamiliar with the word "immediately", you've certainly
lost a lot of items in your retired history, charlie. Once you grok
the word, it becomes quite apparent how -much- time it will save you
in the long run. It's truly amazing.
Newp, it was under the bookcase in the "new section" I had made for
the family's arrival. I slid the door open and there it was, with
about 30 other hidden books.
Fatty teeth? Nah, they's too chewy.
ALL YOUR FEARS ARE LIES
Any pre made remotes for us electrically challenged people? I am not
much on wiring and I need to get this going.
Or what about using the long ranger gate control and using a 12v
remote to connect the wires?
Well, I have the 3hp/220v Oneida dust collector, and Lone Ranger has a
set up for that. I had an electrician over for a few other things, and
had him wire it up for me.
As a side note, a friend of mine just got one of the Grizzly 2hp
collectors that came with a remote that was infared instead of FM radio
frequency opperated. He found out that the remote switch for his Jet
air filter would turn on the dust collector as well. With the infared,
you have to point it at the machine, where as with the other one, you
just have to hit the switch. I can even start it while outside the
I have a long ranger it is only rated for 15 amps. I need a beefier
one the motor is rated at 16 amps and pops the breaker on the long
affordable handmade wooden planes
Easiest thing to do is pick upa 2 pole 25-30 amp contactor and
enclosure and use your long ranger to control the new contactor.
Wiring is actually very basic.
On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 00:47:06 -0800, Steve knight
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 05:34:33 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
If'n you do that, please don't put it at eyeball height. Put it somwhere
where it won't do any damage when you walk into it while thinking about
what you are going to be doing in the shop today.
... snip of otherwise good advice.
If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough
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