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

723 days ago by Sodabowski | 2 comments »

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.-...

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Building a better woodshop #1: motorized ceiling cord reel: preliminary calculations

724 days ago by Sodabowski | 4 comments »

So after considering the possibilities, tinkering with the numbers, considering the (said) potential hazards and comparing the price tags and user experiences that several of you guys reported on the related forum post , I decided to go the usual way for me: if children in China can make it, I can make it too. Bottomline: If Matthias Wandel didn’t do it already, I’ll do it before he even thinks about it! =p First order of business was to code a little software to make all th...

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Homemade powertools #4: Little disgression: homemade ceiling cord reel prototype idea

726 days ago by Sodabowski | 12 comments »

To follow Al's blog entry, here is a quick little preview of a possible way to build a shop-made ceiling cord reel (basic idea) http://youtu.be/dAd0fJpKcWw Edit: I added a forum topic here to discuss the numbers and options for those interested in that potential shop project.

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random #17: I finally have a proper wood lathe!

1898 days ago by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

Mom visited last week, and with some ideas of things she wanted me to build, we checked out Anderson Plywood (LA, CA) – she loves zebrawood :) – and my favorite place: Rockler (Torrance, CA). While at Rockler, she fell in love with some turned bottle stoppers made by Robert, who I think might be a manager there, and decided she wanted me to make a bunch for her and her friends, starting with a set of 3 for one friend in particular. They only had 2 chrome wine bottle stopper har...

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