Getting my tools ready #6: "Houston we have lift off!"

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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 03-16-2013 12:02 AM 1738 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Quick update: Installed a new metal conduit 220 single phase line for the mama bear 1023sl grizzly. NEMA has made some changes since this saw was built. 20 amp circuit has a different plug and socket. Found it out through trial and error and Google. I had the sticks of conduit sitting for a few years, and found my bender. Took awhile and some wrong bends, but I got it together and pulled the wire. ( Wouldn’t pay me for the job…LOL!)

I was going to wire an extension cord for 20 amp 220, but I didn’t pay attention to the socket purchase. “Oh Dah!” so I have to exchange it. GRRR! My local Ace/Fleet Farm does not carry 220 stuff unless it is for appliances. Fortunately I’m going to work tommorrow, around 44 miles away.

The good news is ” Mama bear fired up and running. Blade running true”.

Next step is back to my dollies that have rails that are too short and Northern Tool doesn’t sell them now…sigh!

Will be cutting rails for my dolly that will go under my jointer/planer. Which is the next assembly project.

And the saga continues…inch by inch I now have a foot! And a tool completed.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 12:10 AM

Getting there is half the fun, Doc! :D Then the joy of using it starts! :O

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 01:09 AM

That’s good news. All my 220 tools have dryer plugs as that’s what was handy!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 03-16-2013 01:19 AM

Glad to hear that your shop is progressing. Before you know it we will all be singing the praises of Thomas projects posted on Lumberjocks…!

I have four 220 circuits in my shop and wish I had installed more…install as many as you possibly can and you will be glad in the long run.

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#4 posted 03-16-2013 02:04 AM

LOL! Thanks guys. I will have to have the electrical inspector in to give final approval. He comes back every year to see if I have finished. Had to use the correct stuff. The first time he came in he pointed at several of my clever ideas and told me to “change them!”

Helps re insurance to have inspection.

Greg it may be awhile ..have to make errors to learn my tools? re measured the shop width…11 ft 6” It used to be a sinle stall attatched to my small animal barn. Hind sight is 20-20? I’ve so much hind sight I can walk backwards.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 02:52 AM

Just keep plugging away. Big projects coming in the near future.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 03:03 AM

You guys lead the way. I’ll try to follow. LOL! gotta go do some chores.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 03-17-2013 12:39 AM

But you have the tool running, congrats

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 06-29-2013 01:02 AM

NormG Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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