Monday, July 11, 2011

Apologies to Benny Hill

My last post was about a cart I built for my short drill press, and the possibly dangerous creative use of a couple rachet straps to hoist it onto the cart.  It had been sitting on the floor for years, and I finally managed to raise it up to a better working height.  Of course, I didn't plan ahead so I had to order the wheels.

The wheels came in, and hilarity ensued.

15 comments:

Jeff Branch said...

The cost of wheels can add up. Your drill press looks nice. I need a better one. Mine is an old Craftsman, but an old drill press is better than no drill press at all.

Marilyn said...

LOL! Love it! Thanks for the laugh AND the demonstration.

Aaron said...

Jeff, my wife buys all the good power tools. She used to be a manufacturing engineer in an auto plant so she knows how to choose a great tool.

Aaron said...

Marilyn, glad you liked it! I was giggling when I posted it.

David Scott said...

Nice work both on the stand and the video. I liked it.

Anonymous said...

Great video. Loved Benny Hill.

Anonymous said...

Would have loved to see the previous entry (the lifting of the press with ratchet straps) done this way. Then you could have covered teh 3 stooges as well. Come see us at the office some time.-George

Vic Hubbard said...

Aaron, I've watched it three times and still keep missing the half nekked big busted women you're supposed to be chasing!?!?

Aaron said...

George, good to hear from you! You know my wife well enough to realize that a video of hoisting the drill press would be... ill advised. I plead the fifth!

Aaron said...

Vic, you have clearly not understood my artistic interpretation. ;) My video attempted to show that all Woodworking is just a metaphor for more basic needs, and woodworkers are just seeking to imprint the world with their mark in an effort to validate their bourgeois vision of the artistic process.

Plus, I couldn't convince any wimmens to be in the video.

Dyami said...

Well done, Aaron. You turned a needed, but boring task into a minute of amusement for your fellow woodheads. Thanks.

Darnell said...

I'm gonna have that music in my head all day. I hope it doesn't affect my behaviour.

Alviti said...

Great Video, but I was on the phone to someone and that music came on in the background! I could hear them think "I've got one here!"
Great blog, wish I'd found it sooner!

Bill Akins said...

That was a hoot. Glad I finally found your blog site. Good to see you this past weekend at the show.

Aaron said...

Welcome to the party, Bill!