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Old 06-23-2005, 11:19 PM   #1
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diy light stand

okay i got this new light and it gets too hot. so i want to prop it up but i dont want to spend the shipping to get it. id spend the 12$ if there wasnt any shipping... is there any way to diy it?
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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You could always build a stand for it.
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:20 PM   #3
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build a stand out of 1x2 poplar from home depot. i believe it is $0.59 a foot if you get it in bulk length.

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how should i cut it?
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Its a 1X2 you could use any saw.. hack saw even.. I think your the user thats too young for power tools right?
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err.. im getting a rotozip so i can cut it like that. my mom doesnt think those circular saws or whatever are safe
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a rotozip is no safer than a circular saw. if you were going to use anything, i would suggest a dremel. if you have a harbor tool and frieght around your area, you can get a cheap 12v model for less than 10bucks and it should include everything you would need to cut a 1x2.

i would still say a power saw is overkill for cutting a 1x2 though. hacksaw or even a hand mitering saw would be more than enough.
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How old are you?
The rotozip will cut it, but a $3 hacksaw would cut it as well.. not as versital as the rotozip though.. it kindof suprises me that she thinks the rotozip is safe and the circular saw isnt.. the circular saw has 3 redundant safety mechanisms designed into it to make it safer... I think safety is a matter of the user.. people make tools unsafe in my opinion..
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oh.. lol she doesnt want to get the thing. and i thought that rotozips were safer.

im 14

well she said she wont get the rtozip unless it stays low. its at 1.00 right now
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If your not confident in your ability to use a tool then I would say that is what makes it unsafe..JMO though.. I think the rotozip and the circular saw are equaly as safe..
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