|Project by Campzeke||posted 05-02-2013 06:51 PM||1730 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This is not a woodworking project but it is one that helps me in the shop. I needed more light on my band saw table but did not want to fork out the bucks for one of those fancy lights the manufacturers want to sell you, so …. I went shopping. I came home with a run of the mill desk lamp. I cut off the plug and removed the base. I attached the lamp to my band saw using a scrap piece of angle iron I had laying around. I had to do some drilling and fitting to get it where I wanted it but the end result is exactly what I needed. I ran the wire from the lamp into the switch on the saw and wired it to the hot side of the switch so the lamp will stay on until I turn it off. The whole thing worked so well, I also added one to my drill press too. On the drill press, I had to drill and tap the mounting holes in the side of the casting. Total cost for each … about $10. Just the cost of the lamps plus a little time.
-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL