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

234 days ago 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

609 days ago 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

773 days ago 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

796 days ago 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?

882 days ago 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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I am now firmly grounded...

1032 days ago by David Craig | 8 comments »

I just had my breaker box upgraded yesterday. I was recently gifted with a used 4 seater hottub and have been busy with a few projects surrounding that (one being my first ever concrete pour of a 7×7 slab. Thank God for good friends…). I needed a 220 installed and my old box was totally maxed. I have lived in this house for 8 years now and had to undo a good amount of damage of one of the DIYers that lived here previously. I had replaced nearly all the light switches and electri...

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Getting Started #3: After a short delay....

1097 days ago by Tim | 3 comments »

... of about 3 years, I have finally found some time to start back on the workshop. Between a minor bout with cancer and my usual pursuit of wealth, I temporarily ran out of inspiration (not for woodworking, but for finishing out the shop room.) I finally had to admit that dry walling was not my forte, so I hired out the job. One contractor disappeared half way through the job and it took a while find someone reliable. I also broke down and hired a licensed electrician to wire up my 110...

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Shop Update #1: Garage Upgrade

1110 days ago by Dave | 5 comments »

I do my woodworking in the garage and when I started it only had a single 15 amp 110 volt circuit, two light bulbs, and garage doors that were low enough that I bumped into them constantly whenever I moved boards around. Most of us have been there at one point and it worked well enough for me but last summer I was sidelined from the shop while my collar bone was healing (doctor’s orders – no woodworking) so I figured I might as well use the ole’ woodworking budget to have...

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My First Router Table #3: Wiring Things Up

1122 days ago by Dave | 0 comments »

Once the carcass of the router cabinet was together the next step was a little wiring. I enjoy wiring things (another throwback to being an engineer I guess) but it’s definitely something you shouldn’t tackle yourself without some experienced advice. I’ve seen a lot of questionable methods and recommendations out there on the internet and it’s helpful to have someone you trust to help you sift through it. For this project I basically wanted an on-off switch for a...

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Random shop notes #2: Other people working.

1476 days ago by AnnaEA | 0 comments »

Today’s been a day of other people working—I had a guy from the community maintenance staff looking at my down spouts, and there will be an electrician coming in a couple of hours to give me an estimate of what it’ll cost to run a couple of dedicated circuits for my shop and tell me if I need a sub panel or not. That’s right – my 84 square foot patch of the basement is going to get all gussied up with some dedicated circuits! One for lighting and charging un...

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