LumberJocks

Building a better woodshop #2: motorized ceiling cord reel: early plan and BoM

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Sodabowski posted 07-30-2012 02:48 PM 1322 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: motorized ceiling cord reel: preliminary calculations Part 2 of Building a better woodshop series Part 3: MagLight ;) »

Here is a screenshot of the first prototype plan from top and side views.

Full size here.

The overall dimensions are 11” height and 13 3/4” outer diameter.

Bill of Materials:
- plywood: TBD, scraps could do if you can make segmented turnings, outer shell can be a pyramid or a cone
- motor: $10
- power supply unit: $10
- Lazy Susan bearings: $4.50 plus postage (or get them at your local DYI store)
- misc electric stuff: depending on the command mode. If RC, add around $20.
- add the cord of course :)

so far, for the motorized function, we’re around $40 give or take.

Time wise, I’ll have to actually build it to be able to give a decent value, but this part will depend on the technique chosen for the cylinders (bent lamination of cheap veneer, segmented plywood turning, or even a mere octagon or other high facet count thing).

Now to end packing up for the 10 hour road trip tomorrow… TTYL

-- Holy scrap Barkman!



2 comments so far

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

10804 posts in 1657 days


#1 posted 07-30-2012 02:55 PM

Good luck on the long haul Soda … this is gonna be interesting for sure. I like the way you tinker.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

View Schwieb's profile

Schwieb

1517 posts in 2112 days


#2 posted 07-30-2012 06:31 PM

I really like a physics student that can actually design and make something. Hope you have a good trip home and have some fun when you are there. Ken

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase