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  • How to make the most of your shop space

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladder_paradox
    I am pertty sure this holds the solution to packing yet more tools into our shops.. Im just not exactly sure how to impliment it!
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    Yehbut.... It would be awkward working in a shop where the larger tools are zipping around at some appreciable fraction of the speed of light.

    -DU-

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    • #3
      If the walls of the garage are made of solid cement 23.5 inches thick, then any length of ladder will fit, provided it's moving fast enough. This gets us into a whole new class of metalworking- HSIF (high speed impact forming). It might be appropriate for making hit-n-miss engines. With your material moving that quickly, sometimes you'll hit, sometimes you'll miss.

      If the workshop is really too small, then you need to carry a small ladder inside (a step ladder will do) then cause it to expand in all directions at once at a good fraction of the speed of light. It will become part of the workshop, but it won't matter as you'll never find a piece of it big enough to see anyway. Come to think of it, you'll never find a piece of the workshop or any of the tools in it either. But you will have lots of space.
      I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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      • #4
        Does this mean that I can get a 20" x 60" lathe into a 10' sq. shop.
        The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by loose nut View Post
          Does this mean that I can get a 20" x 60" lathe into a 10' sq. shop.
          Yes, you'll need a VFD that can get it up to a Ghz however.
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          • #6
            ..so when my customer says that some feature of a part is too big, I shall just answer that he/she is not moving fast enough while measuring
            Amount of experience is in direct proportion to the value of broken equipment.

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            • #7
              ranks right up there with "board stretchers".

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