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And most fellas never have to look for their stud finder or find that it needs a new 9V battery as it’s generally still attached to your hand.
My brother, a master electrician, has a big one he uses to find conduit in walls. He forgot was in his pocket and picked up his laptop and as it swung by his leg he heard the windows shutdown sound. So much for that hard disk.I've never had much luck with stud finders, but a couple rare earth magnets salvaged from wherever , swinging from a string about 8" long pinched between them will find a screw or nail in drywall or plaster. Then use a level to make a light mark where you want to drill, nail, or screw something down.
If that board hit a sign post or anything else, that gal would be toast!!!
All good here BW, thanks for czeching! Just a rainy dreary day.Don't think we've heard from Gerald or Rhody recently.
It'll fit Hawk. Left and right leg assemblies are welded and of a flat topped A, or H with a extra horizontal bar at the top. Front and back top rails bolt to the leg assemblies to form a frame to which the top mounts. Can get a horizontal foot rest which stretches between the bottom horizontal leg pieces which wood further stiffen the bench. Uprights attach to the back legs. All the pieces are no longer than 5 feet long and a few inches x a few inches max. Prewelded legs are about 30" x 36 inches x 2 inches. Vertical parts of the legs are 2" x 2" steel tubing. Suppose to be able to hold 5000 lbs. Laminated maple strip top is 30" x 60" and 1.75 inches thick. I have a couple of salvaged from a renovation. laminated maple locker room bench seats that are about a foot wide. One is about 9 feet long, and the other about 4 feet. Could use those for either a bottom shelf, or get brackets for an above the bench shelf attached to the uprights. Not sure exactly how the top attaches to the steel frame. If it is just screws into wood, I might go the extra step and put in some threaded inserts to secure the top.The hardest part will be convincing myself it is OK to drill the maple top to mount a vise, or a press. Will post pictures when I get the bench and assemble everything.Worked drywall and plaster for years and never used a stud finder. Knuckle or a light hammer tap.
Is that new work bench stuff going to fit down the steps/entrance Wolfe ?
Recently learned of the magnet trick for finding studs.I've never had much luck with stud finders, but a couple rare earth magnets salvaged from wherever , swinging from a string about 8" long pinched between them will find a screw or nail in drywall or plaster. Then use a level to make a light mark where you want to drill, nail, or screw something down.
Years of installing siding, I tried a few stud finders. None worked as reliably as my knuckle.