Ramblin' Dan's Workshop

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Nifty Line Switch

I went to Lowe's to buy an electrical plug to repair my desk lamp. There was an open in the wiring right at the molded on plug. Easy repair. While I was looking in the store bins for the suitable repair plug, I found this item. I didn't know it existed. For all the tools I have with a plug and no sw...6957064555110
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"Sleeper" tool

I had some extra cash become available. I am using it to add a new vice to my GRS holding system. Interesting thing is I first thought the GRS Multi-Purpose Vise was something not worth considering. I now have one and I'll have to call it a "sleeper". That's an old hot rodder term for a souped up ve...
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DELL Desktop Computer OptiPlex GX755 (part 2)

The computer has arrived. It's a heavy little bugger. Must go about 15 pounds. The machine has a bit of a problem. I am running Linux OS on it but first tried to initialize the installed Windows 10. What a scary experience that was. Scary because of the invasion of privacy agreements Microsoft wante...
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DELL Desktop Computer OptiPlex GX755

I just ordered another refurbished $100 computer. This one is a DELL Desktop Computer OptiPlex GX755 Core 2 Duo E7600 (3.06 GHz) 4 GB DDR2 160 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics Windows 10 Home. There are a ton of these machines on the market. For my use, they make excellent CNC machine control front ends. I ...
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Foredom Tools

Just posted a review on the Foredom Model LX flex shaft tool I just installed on the wax carving bench. Moving the original SR version between the main shop bench and the wax bench was getting a bit old on this old man. So there was a good incentive to have the second flex shaft machine. All accesso...
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