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My workbench is always to full of "things" that I am working on and this table sander was taking up valuable room on the bench so I built this "bracket" which allows the tool to fold up under the bench, out of sight when it is not needed.

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Good Morning. Today is my 48th wedding anniversary. All with the same Woman. :)

Her old girlfriends came over 2 days ago and they went to a hotel and are partying. I will pick some of them up today to bring them back. Hopefully, I won't have to sober them up. :cool:
Happy anniversary Paul!
 
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I had some big 4 1/2" stainless steel hinges left over from something so I used those.

There is a rigid pipe that slides out of the front of the bench to keep the thing up and stable. The same pipe slid the other way locks it all the way under the bench.
 
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I had some big 4 1/2" stainless steel hinges left over from something so I used those.

There is a rigid pipe that slides out of the front of the bench to keep the thing up and stable. The same pipe slid the other way locks it all the way under the bench.
Hi Paul! Great idea. Could you do a video of how it works? That would be great on my work bench!
 
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Yesterday I went into my favorite but filthy LFS. Due to the fact that no one wants to work any more and they cancelled over 400 airline flights he didn't have hardly anything in the store.

I did get another green clown gobi (I forget their name but I think I have 4 of them) Anyway I went in the back where nothing is lit and I never know whats back there because it usually ain't much but rarely I find something overlooked in one of the almost empty tanks that I have never seen before.

There was a small tank and it said "Coral Frags" $12.99.

I expected to see tiny half inch corals which I have no interest in but there were about 8 corals in there about 5" tall. Mostly acropora.
I just saw these same size corals in another store a few miles away for $100.00 each.

The owner wasn't there so I asked the guy if that was for real of a mistake?

He said he didn't know but if I want them for that price, I could have them. I got two of them. Unbelievable price. I didn't need those corals and really have no room for them, but they are in my tank now. They are not on those silly cement plugs either. They are all growing on good sized rocks.
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Yesterday I went into my favorite but filthy LFS. Due to the fact that no one wants to work any more and they cancelled over 400 airline flights he didn't have hardly anything in the store.

I did get another green clown gobi (I forget their name but I think I have 4 of them) Anyway I went in the back where nothing is lit and I never know whats back there because it usually ain't much but rarely I find something overlooked in one of the almost empty tanks that I have never seen before.

There was a small tank and it said "Coral Frags" $12.99.

I expected to see tiny half inch corals which I have no interest in but there were about 8 corals in there about 5" tall. Mostly acropora.
I just saw these same size corals in another store a few miles away for $100.00 each.

The owner wasn't there so I asked the guy if that was for real of a mistake?

He said he didn't know but if I want them for that price, I could have them. I got two of them. Unbelievable price. I didn't need those corals and really have no room for them, but they are in my tank now. They are not on those silly cement plugs either. They are all growing on good sized rocks.
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Those look like they have a ton of potential to be very pretty. Hope they do well for ya.
 
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I have to cut a bunch of sponge away to make a place for them. Right now my old fireclown keeps throwing them on the gravel no matter where I place them. :(

Hi Paul! Great idea. Could you do a video of how it works? That would be great on my work bench!
I may do that.
 
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Yesterday we took a ferry with some friends to Connecticut to go to some interesting places.
On the way this submarine sailed next to us.

I think they were going out to collect some NSW.

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Now I did it. I have way to many fish. My wife goes to a Doctor near my favorite LFS and I went in there too many times right after he got in fish and his fish are so cheap, I just can't help it.

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I think I have 5 or 6 of these guys. For five bucks I can't pass them by.

In the last few weeks I got those, a filefish, female mandarin, some kind of cardinal, long nose butterfly, sunburst anthius, a few corals, some kind of bleeny, a couple of ruby red dragonettes, and I am sure I forgot 3 or 4 of them.

Way to many fish now.

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I have way to many fish and I am going to try to name the ones I know

2 Fireclowns
2 different filefish
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About 5 of these guys
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1 of these.
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Janss Pipefish.
1 bluestripe pipe,
1 dragon pipe
1 Hippo Tang
1 Copperband
1 Long Nose butterfly
a few Cardinals of different types
2 Mandarins
2 Ruby Red dragonettes
2 6 Line wrasses
2 Randalls Gobies
2 Watchman Gobi's
2 Sunburst Anthius
1 Some kind of black thing
1 Bangai Cardinal
1 Hawkfish
possibly one or two Gecko Gobies.
2 or 3 Bleenies.

So about 33 fish in my 125 gallon. Most of my fish are small so it may not be to many and I am sure I forgot some.
 

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My workbench is always to full of "things" that I am working on and this table sander was taking up valuable room on the bench so I built this "bracket" which allows the tool to fold up under the bench, out of sight when it is not needed.

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That poster looks about as old as your tank.
 
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No, it is a lot younger. That poster is like the date on it says 1986. Thats probably when I got it.
That girl is probably a Grand Mother now.

But I bet she is a beautiful Grand Mother. :)

It's an advertisement for a Makita Jig Saw.

Since it's in "my" workshop/mancave and I am way older than PC, I can and will keep it there. My wife also likes it. ;)

I also have pictures of my wife there but my Photo sharing service isn't working now so I can't access them.
 

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No, it is a lot younger. That poster is like the date on it says 1986. Thats probably when I got it.
That girl is probably a Grand Mother now.

But I bet she is a beautiful Grand Mother. :)

It's an advertisement for a Makita Jig Saw.

Since it's in "my" workshop/mancave and I am way older than PC, I can and will keep it there. My wife also likes it. ;)

I also have pictures of my wife there but my Photo sharing service isn't working now so I can't access them.

I was just a kid in the 80s but remember those days well. Just googled it and you can get old prints made. :


That original poster may be worth something now.
 

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Yesterday we took a ferry with some friends to Connecticut to go to some interesting places.
On the way this submarine sailed next to us.

I think they were going out to collect some NSW.

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Now that sub can't be going out to get nsw as it forgot its buckets at end of crane so I added some so looks more realistic ^_^
 

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Oh wow, I didn't know you could find her. I helped build the New York Playboy Club and some more similar places. I also worked a few Victoria Secret photo shoots as an electrician so I did know quite a few models.

Some were just office workers posing to make a few extra bucks.
 
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My good friend John passed away today after a few years of terrible suffering from cancer. The last few months were horrible for him and his wife.

They were our very good friends over fifty years.
 
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