The Dungeon to Lair metamorphosis experienced a minor set back this past week. My TS motor decided to impersonate a fire breathing dragon. However, because it is only a 1HP motor, it wasn’t up to the challenge and only spewed out a puff of “Magic Smoke”. The saw as of now is a horizontal work surface, awaiting a heart transplant. At least it ain’t collecting dust, but that’s only beacause none can be made. I haven’t been able to procure a donor motor yet. Looks like a bit more interweb surfing is called for. :(
The TS dilemma kinda took the wind outa my sails. I don’t like not being able to use my stuff. It is extremely frustrating!!!
They say every cloud has a silver lining….
Well the silver lining, of this cloud of magic smoke, was that I had time to install a few shop upgrades. Not a bad thing, right??? This “downtime” meant that I had a chance to install one of my Christmas gifts. My buddy, the Chef (& family), gave me the gift of “TIME”! So I utilized it, to add to the shop “character”.
Ok, That ain’t much of a “Dungeon to Lair” type of upgrade.
Perhaps, A Wixey Digital Planer Readout is a metamophosis worthy upgrade:
DeWalt 735 Before:
Wixey Parts During:
Wixey Digital Wizardry Installed:
I won’t bore you with pictures of it’s accuracy and repeatability.
Suffice it to say, IT WORKS AWESOME!!!
These pictures were really just proof. Proof that I did accomplish something towards the metamorphosis!
Ok, it is also a gloat of sorts. Can you blame me, after the TS incident!!!
With the Wixey Digital Planer Readout, I will now be able to have extremely accurate screw ups and repeat them consistantly!!! Now that is a good thing, right???
I really am so thrilled with the shop upgrades, that I’m walking on a cloud. Even if it is a cloud of “Magic Smoke”!!!
I will search high and low for a TS motor. Install that motor. Then get back to work on the metamorphosis of “Dungeon to Lair”.
Well, that’s the plan at least!!!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?