Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'wiring'

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Small Projects #54: Rick's Steampunk Stereo Weather Science Station

09-09-2021 02:24 AM by Madmark2 | 6 comments »

It’s Ricktacular! Light show. Steampunk Rulz! Shop has been on a bit of a hiatus for a couple of months. First, parts have been taking forever. Second, we’ve been waiting on the mini-split to be installed. SWMBO had cleaned in anticipation of the AC install and had vacuumed to the point that we were able to actually see the floor. Having been instructed to keep things clean and clear for the AC tech, sawdust production stopped. Things took a bit longer to get instal...

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More tools in the shop #2: New Additions and Wiring for new machinery

03-02-2018 11:30 PM by Plasmon360 | 0 comments »

Before reading some of the electrical work I wrote in this article, please note that I am not an electrician and have no suggestions to anyone. This post is to document my experience and is not a “how to” post. As stated in my last post, I acquired a table saw (unisaw) which turned out to be a great deal. Following that I also got a heavy duty chisel mortiser, planer, and jointer from the same seller (they seem to be a good deal). I will write about them in detail in later post...

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The Workshop #1: Starting off

06-20-2017 02:54 PM by Eric Moon | 2 comments »

The workshop project is underway. It will never end, I’m sure, but it has to begin somewhere. It all starts with a big honkin’ tool. I picked up a SawStop 3HP ICS (older CB model) from a local architectural school model shop. It was in great shape, except for a dead motor. I played with the motor a bit and got it spinning again (crapped out starter cap) but about 30 seconds in, the magic smoke escaped. So that means, time to buy a new motor. $300 + shipping + waiting + a...

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Daves Workshop #2: Wiring basics. How to use a crimp butt splice.

12-19-2016 06:08 AM by dbhost | 10 comments »

This applies to power tool wiring work as well. Any wiring connection that is going to be exposed to continued long term vibration. Splicing in a new switch? You need to know how to do this. Relocating that swtich? Same deal… This covers a basic skill that I am finding some people don’t have readily available… View on YouTube

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Workshop 2016 #5: Feelin the flow

08-21-2016 04:00 AM by Ty Sullivan | 0 comments »

Believe it or not I’ve survived these past nearly six months in the new space with only two open outlets! It has been a completely trying experience with the back and forth of plug ins and then outs as I’ve moved from equipment to equipment. It has, however pushed me to do more at once and plan ahead more. I’ve learned new tricks and have been forced to build a crosscut sled instead of relying on my miter saw so often. I’m appreciative for the results of this electric...

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Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) #6: Electric power

12-29-2013 04:30 PM by Garry | 0 comments »

Being mobile, the table is dependent on power from a garage outlet so I installed a flexible line with a plug to connect the table’s electric system to a power cord. “Old work” boxes worked great and luckily the table cutouts were exactly the right size. The system is sized at 20 amps although it probably only needs 15 amps. I routinely start the tablesaw with the vacuum running with no trouble. I’ve only tripped the breaker or GFI once or twice when ripping some nasty...

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Shop & Tool Growing Pains #10: Shed some light on the plan

12-19-2012 02:48 PM by pendledad | 2 comments »

Shop ProgressSo I successfully wired up my first circuit ever. It was so much easier than I thought, I can’t believe I’ve been so afraid of electrical work before. Anyways, I have 3 lights wired to a switch, and even down to 30 degree weather, they flick on instantly. If it gets really cold, the lights will still turn on, but it will take a minute or two for them to warm up and get super bright. I bought 0 degree fixtures because I knew it would get cold during the winter. Wi...

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Power from Above: Just 15 Amps

07-08-2012 07:04 AM by DeLayne Peck | 4 comments »

Iirration is the real mother of invention. I have a lot of stationary equipment stuffed in a large, detached garage work shop. The shop only has two 15 amp outlets, one on the back wall, the other on the ceiling for the garage door opener. I used to crawl around on the floor plugging and unpluggings tools in a tangle of heavy power cords. “What the hell doz zat goto??” Enter my unpatented PowerWacker! (Info-mercial moment!!!) Now, power is conveniently fed from the ce...

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Setting Up Shop #1: The Plan, Advice Wanted

06-14-2012 08:12 PM by Rex B | 11 comments »

So here’s the background: I bought my first house about 3 weeks ago and have been planning my garage woodshop for about a month now. I am almost ready to start moving in and figured that I can use the advise of my fellow Jocks before I dig in. I don’t have a picture of the garage to put up, but it’s a pretty standard 2-car garage with no windows. It came with some pegboards and other built-in shelving on the walls, but I wanted a fresh start so I have been removing everyt...

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Tool Refurb #5: Wiring?

03-21-2012 02:57 PM by Joekwon80 | 19 comments »

Yesterday I started removing all the wiring from the switch and the motor because they had all but dry rotted away. The wire that went from the switch to the wall is 14/3 while the wire from the motor to the switch is 14/4. I spent several hours yesterday at Lowes and Home Depot trying to track this 14/4 wire down and was unsuccessful. Does anyone know how to wire these motors? When I opened the panel on the motor the wires were all connected except the red wire from the 14/4 it was ju...

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