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Project by MJR posted 10-15-2018 10:15 PM 754 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been meaning to build one of these for awhile now… A neighbor got a new microwave so I took their old one for the transformer… It actually only took me about an hour and a half including the box… Here are a couple of the test burns…





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 10-15-2018 10:39 PM

A ery nice project.

Looks like it works well too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 10-15-2018 10:44 PM

That looks heavy duty
Nice job Michael

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 10-16-2018 01:25 AM

Wow! Your test burns came out awesomely. Nice project leading to great results.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 10-16-2018 05:30 AM



That looks heavy duty
Nice job Michael

- recycle1943

Yes, since seeing these I have done quite a bit of reading about the units, and your gator clips look HUGE next to most I have seen. A reason for that, or just what you got your hands on?

What are the 2 cut off lines for red and black?

Also not sure why you have the White lines partially wrapped with what looks like a ground line, and the one doesn’t seem to terminate, just stops mid way, though it is wrapped a bit.

Electrician/Fireman friend says a cut line with no wire nut on it is a fire waiting to happen. Also says a ground starts at one end, and ends at another, yours looks like it’s waiting for a ride.

Not being snarky, or critical, just wondering. I’m educated enough about these things to be dangerous.

That Cedar is ElEcTrIfyInG, careful you don’t get sparked. I’ve seen those fire videos.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 10-16-2018 11:07 AM

Very nice pieces and nice looking set up.
Is that a 600 watt dimmer?

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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MJR

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#6 posted 10-16-2018 11:42 AM

The gator clips are huge because they’re actually jumper cables LOL (don’t tell my mother they’re missing from the trunk of her car, I’ll replace them) The ground wire from the power source is terminated to both switches, From the second switch to the transformer it’s just holding the wires together, In all the build videos I watched there is no ground wire going to the transformer, The one gator clip is terminated to the body of the transformer, I didn’t know if there was a reason they don’t connect the ground back to the power source or not.

That looks heavy duty
Nice job Michael

- recycle1943

Yes, since seeing these I have done quite a bit of reading about the units, and your gator clips look HUGE next to most I have seen. A reason for that, or just what you got your hands on?

What are the 2 cut off lines for red and black?

Also not sure why you have the White lines partially wrapped with what looks like a ground line, and the one doesn t seem to terminate, just stops mid way, though it is wrapped a bit.

Electrician/Fireman friend says a cut line with no wire nut on it is a fire waiting to happen. Also says a ground starts at one end, and ends at another, yours looks like it s waiting for a ride.

Not being snarky, or critical, just wondering. I m educated enough about these things to be dangerous.

That Cedar is ElEcTrIfyInG, careful you don t get sparked. I ve seen those fire videos.

- therealSteveN


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MJR

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#7 posted 10-16-2018 11:51 AM

Probably 600 watts, I just grabbed it off the shelf, It’s only to increase or decrease the 120 volts to the transformer, I don’t know how many watts that transformer draws, I suppose I could probe it while it’s in use and calculate it but unless it fails I’m not going to do that LOL


Very nice pieces and nice looking set up.
Is that a 600 watt dimmer?

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


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ohwoodeye

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#8 posted 10-16-2018 07:08 PM

I bet this could produce at least 1.21 jigawats of electricity….......and that would be enough to make time travel possible.
Test pieces turned out wonderfully.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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dannmarks

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#9 posted 10-16-2018 10:02 PM

I want so much to make one of these… Great job.

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MJR

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#10 posted 10-16-2018 11:58 PM

HAHAHAHAHA


I bet this could produce at least 1.21 jigawats of electricity….......and that would be enough to make time travel possible.
Test pieces turned out wonderfully.
Well done.

- ohwoodeye


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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 10-17-2018 12:07 AM

so this is controlled by the switch these things are totally awesome but a bit freighting for a nooby like me :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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AlanJ44

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#12 posted 10-17-2018 11:14 PM

Sweet job, plus looks like it’s as safe as possible too.

Neighbors, I have three dud microwaves here in Hoover, Alabama for the picking! Let me know

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