Mon 11 Jun, 2012
Tags: Announcement, Ruby, Shop, SketchUp, Tools, Workshops
I just released my June 11, 2012 Chiefwoodworker’s Newsletter. In it are a couple of graduation stories, appropriate for this time of year, a new SketchUp Ruby Script tool (beta release) and some modeling techniques. The Table of Contents is:
- Installation and Graduation Time at the New England School of Architectural Woodworking
- New England School of Architectural Woodworking Class Schedule
- Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking
- Lie-Nielsen – An Exceptional Quality, Made In America and Customer Conscious Company
- Jesse Moy Graduates
- CutList Bridge – an Export tool for Flexible Cut Lists with Special Features for Cabinetmakers
- SketchUp Home Construction Is Proceeding On Schedule
Check it out.
Some Days You Should Just Stay Out of the Shop!
Saturday was a bad day in the shop. I was working on drawers for my cherry bedroom chests, cutting dadoes and rabbets, when the lights dimmed and the table saw came to a halt. A quick look uncovered a tripped breaker. I also smelled burning. That was late in the afternoon. I was depressed because I knew I had big problems, so I just left the shop without cleaning up. When I have problems like this, running from them is what I do. It’s either that or throw something.
I got back in the shop around noon on Sunday. It took me 2 1/2 hours just to free my table saw from my built in cabinet and table top, and to free the motor from the Delta cabinet. I opened the motor up, praying non-stop as I did, that the problem was just a $10 centrifugal starter switch.
Well, God didn’t listen to my prayers (I’m sure God is a she). You can see that from the photos. The starter winding is burned up and the stator and rotor are severely ground and burned. After a number of phone calls I located a motor company that sells and equivalent Delta 3HP motor – Delta doesn’t stock and sell the motor anymore. I had never heard of the company I located, Leeson Motors, but it is the only one I could find after a long internet search. Hopefully my new $560 motor will arrive on Friday so I can get back in the shop next week. I’ll keep you posted on my recovery.
Some days you should just stay out of the shop!