The Workshop #1: Starting off

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Blog entry by Eric Moon posted 06-20-2017 02:54 PM 1078 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 painful contortionist exercise, and I was back in business!

That means I had to actually install 240V into the garage rather than having a 10/2 Romex wire snaking across the garage floor from the breaker box. While I’m putting in the 240 line, I’m going to take the time to put all of the existing 120V lines into the ceiling as well.

Once the power is in, then the real clean-out starts.

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#1 posted 06-20-2017 03:00 PM

It’s a nice shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 06-20-2017 11:10 PM

Updates are always a great thing

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

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