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I'm not actually interested in the case, but I have always wanted to be able to say "The butler did it!" without getting hit by the wife. (She also gets testy when I tell her I think the murderer was Hercule Poirot)
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Cannibals capture three men. The men are told that they will be skinned and eaten and then their skin will be used to make canoes. Then they are each given a final request. The first man asks to be killed as quickly and painlessly as possible. His request is granted, and they poison him. The second man asks for paper and a pen so that he can write a farewell letter to his family. This request is granted, and after he writes his letter, they kill him, saving his skin for their canoes. Now it is the third man's turn. He asks for a fork. The cannibals are confused, but it's his final request, so they give him a fork. As soon as they do, he begins stabbing himself all over and shouts, "The hell with your canoes!"
I ordered a new table saw last week, and Sears informed me that it would be available for pickup in two weeks. So I was surprised to get a call yesterday informing me that the saw was ready, a week early! Weekend plans out the door, I picked it up - with the help of a couple of husky clerks - and brought it home. That sucker weighs over 300 lbs! As anyone who has dealt with Sears knows, "some assembly required..." I assembled the beast, aided by a large volume of beer, as instructed by the manual. All went well until the part where I'm supposed to turn it over; the instruction, quite reasonably, start with the unit upside down until the legs are assembled. What to do? Its 300+ lbs versus my 135 lbs. It's an easy call as to which of us will win the gravity game.
I tried levers, I thought about using a cable puller attached to the roof beams, but none quite fit. After an hour or so of fiddling with different ways to improve my leverage, I remembered a useless piece of kit I bought last year to move a pair of engines for a 1936 Ford, then put away for lack of any other purpose:
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I like Craftsman, always have. My old saw is a rusty old beast I bought used a couple of decades ago, and since one of the next projects I want to tackle is new kitchen cabinets, I needed something that cuts accurately and smoothly. The old one was good enough for building fences, but cabinetry requires a little more precision.
Last week I got my lady a 29' travel trailer for her to make into an office. At $400 it was a steal, even though a couple of spots on the floor are rotted out. She's been ripping cabinets and beds out of it this week, so we can get to the floor today, so I've loaded up the old saw on the trailer to take up to her place today. She's going to need one, I think, and she's wanted one for a long time.
You wouldn't happen to know a source of cheap trailer jacks, would you Mike? We want to get the wheels off the ground so they don't rot, and county regulations won't let us permanently install the thing. It's about 5,000 lbs, 29' long, with two I-beams underneath it running lengthwise...
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