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    Working at home, or living at work depending on your philosophical bent, has advantages. At lunch time I do a simple project in half an hour to 45 minutes or so. It could be anything from edging part of the sidwalk to doing dishes. Yesterday's involved the table saw. I made an MDF rectangle and used 10 screws, 4 to mount it to the wall and 6 to attach the chargers and power strip. Now my outdoor equipment chargers are no longer taking up space on my tool cabinet in the garage.

    Anyone think it should be submitted to Fine Woodworking Magazine?

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  • #2
    Nice job. Even secured the power strip cord neatly.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by twistsol View Post

      Anyone think it should be submitted to Fine Woodworking Magazine?
      I do. Seems every magazine from time to time has a list of shop improvement projects and that seems like a simple good one. Well executed.
      just another brick in the wall...

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      • #4
        I'm out of wall space.

        Did you leave room for expansion?
        Loring in Katy, TX USA
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        • #5
          Originally posted by LCHIEN View Post
          I'm out of wall space.

          Did you leave room for expansion?
          I have two 40v batteries and a three port charger, and there is room for another single battery charger to the right of the 18v charger on the bottom. Unless of course you meant did I leave room for expansion on my walls. In that case no, they are full, and I even have a ceiling lift to store Christmas trees above the garage door.

          The other problem is, the more I put up in the garage, the more I'll have to take down when I get to the finishing the drywall and painting and trim project in there.
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          • #6
            I have seriously been thinking of the 6 battery charging station for the Ryobi 18V system, as I have 9 of the 4Ah batteries and 5 of the 2Ah batteries. I need a small gas powered generator to carry with me to be able to run the charging station.

            40V batteries: I have one 40v battery and and very disappointed with it. I have both a blower and hedge cutter. The 40V gave me about 15 minutes new on both (5 years ago) and now about 5 minutes. I'm wondering it I got a dud 40V or if that was/is normal.

            Of my 9 18V 4Ah batteries, all still run normally and 3 are at least 10 years old. The 40V has not performed in any kind of semblance near the 18V.
            Hank Lee

            Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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            • #7
              Hank,

              One of my 40v 4Ah batteries lets me run the edger around all the planting beds, driveway, both sides of 80' for sidwalk + 80' of curb at the road and 230' of bike trail to the side of the house. Then I take that same battery, drop it into the string trimmer and do all the trees, fence line of the neghbor and aling the retaining walls. I then use the same battery for the blower to clean up everything. About an hour total and the battery meter shows it's still about half full.

              That said, the first time I edged the path, I had to go through three charges to get it all done, it stalled frequently and the batteries were really hot when they were neared empty. The edger really seems to tax the batteries.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by twistsol View Post
                At lunch time I do a simple project in half an hour to 45 minutes or so. It could be anything from edging part of the sidwalk to doing dishes.
                What I learned from this post is that I need to change my frame of reference. Treat my all "chores" as "projects".

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by atgcpaul View Post

                  What I learned from this post is that I need to change my frame of reference. Treat my all "chores" as "projects".
                  Growing up on a farm, I heard "chores are what you do before breakfast, (feed cows, pigs, chickens, gather eggs, etc) Work is what you do after breakfast!"
                  Hank Lee

                  Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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                  • #10
                    I always thought chores were what mom and dad told you to do and work was what you got paid to do. We only had cows, but they got milked at 5:00 am and pm
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