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Offline Tennessee Whiskey

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #450 on: April 19, 2017, 03:20:08 PM »
Love the switch. In reference to a post of yours on another thread: should we expect quilting frames in the new shop? :shrug:

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #451 on: April 19, 2017, 10:16:36 PM »
Love the switch. In reference to a post of yours on another thread: should we expect quilting frames in the new shop? :shrug:

Nah. Not any time soon. Quilting would be a project (i.e. something to do) when I can't get into the shop.  ;D
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #452 on: April 19, 2017, 10:24:44 PM »


A Christmas gift from my youngest...a FrankenSwitch.



Update...spent the last 3 days emptying the upstairs so they can begin up there. Just new base, trim, painting, and door knobs.
Carpeting upstairs won't happen until the 8th so it won't be until then that I can empty the shop.


Thats a cool switch I like it!!

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #453 on: April 19, 2017, 11:07:34 PM »
Thanks Doc.

Having a daughter that thought of my interests is pretty neat.

It's a cool switch...but kind of light. That is...without real feel.
Seems like it needs a bit of weight or at least resistance when moving it.

I may paint it. On the other hand, that handle would be nice in brass.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #454 on: April 19, 2017, 11:16:09 PM »
Are you sure that that thing is a switch?

I don't see any electrical contacts and what's that funny extra gear for?  And, for that matter, what kind of switch has gears?  It looks to me like some kind of exotic kitchen gear or maybe something used in a specialized occupation.  Have you searched its image in Google images?

Got any more pictures of it?
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Offline Tennessee Whiskey

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #455 on: April 19, 2017, 11:19:00 PM »
Hey, maybe after a quilt or two you could reverse engineer the switch into one much heavier, it's a great design  :stir: :stir: :stir:. After my day, at least let me have fun in yours  :lolb:

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #456 on: April 19, 2017, 11:30:40 PM »
Here's what the switch plate in the shop should look like:

Need some jacobs ladders sparking away off to the side too...

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #457 on: April 20, 2017, 12:48:10 AM »
I believe she got it from here...

http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/frankenstein-switch-plate?country=US&aw_cid=696470606&aw_aid=41820586211&aw_dev=c&aw_loc=9007365&aw_key=&aw_mtype=&aw_net=g&aw_ad=157884860831&aw_pos=1o4&aw_shopid=41983&aw_prod_partid=194850157017&gclid=CO_xt_bXsdMCFdNWDQodP80DIg

I agree Marv...I should see some bare wires, lugs, and no high voltage warnings. (But it was from my daughter.)
A spark or two as you flip it would be cool.

Eric...yeah...I can't help thinking of how to 'improve it'.

Chris...now you're talking. That's the kind of image I had as a kid. Unfortunately, today's liability lawyers makes it difficult.

Ah the kid is showing up. I can see beakers, flasks, switches, dials...

I'm sure you all remember...and some of these were inspirations...

"Frankenstein"
"The Absent Minded Professor" with Fred MacMurray (i.e. flubber)
Professor Fate in the "The Great Race" (My all time favorite)
or even the old Star Trek series with all the buttons and displays

I'd better go work on my maniacal laugh...bwahahahahahahaha

It actually doesn't need a lot of work...bwahahahahaha
Carl (aka Zee) Will sometimes respond to 'hey' but never 'hey you', whistles, and certain dinner bells.
"Found a peanut."
To work. To work. Zee-The Thread Trasher.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #458 on: April 20, 2017, 02:06:34 PM »
Don't forget "Young Frankenstein." One of the big knife switches was labeled "The Works"

(If I remember right, that was the original lab equipment from the original "Frankenstein.")

("It is pronounced 'FRONK-en-steen' ")

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #459 on: April 20, 2017, 03:29:11 PM »
One of these is a 'must have' ...  :zap:


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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #460 on: April 21, 2017, 10:38:01 PM »
I hadn't forgotten "Young Frankenstein". But it was well past my wonder years so I didn't include it. (Cool lab though).

@Dave...so when are you getting one?

P.S. The video doesn't open in the forum but was easy to find. Thanks!
Carl (aka Zee) Will sometimes respond to 'hey' but never 'hey you', whistles, and certain dinner bells.
"Found a peanut."
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #461 on: April 22, 2017, 11:28:36 AM »
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@Dave...so when are you getting one?



I think not .   Those things frightened the life out of me.

Spawn of Satan .... 

To get them ( ours ) going you had to stick your paws in amongst the exposed 440V AC connections, operate a lever with a magnet on it that dipped the Igniter electrode in the mercury pool at which point there was a blinding flash and a lot of growling, snarling and belching noises and away it went ....  :zap:

Senna pods NOT required ....

Thanks for the idea Carl, but I'll give it a miss .... by a long, long way ....

Dave

EDIT In fact it shoved out 100V DC @ 80A (?) so there would not be 440V AC on the contraption itself but on a transformer below it.

Still got a serious episode of ring twitter if I ever had to use it ...  :o

D.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #462 on: April 22, 2017, 01:28:32 PM »
You need a few of these light bulbs An adaptation of the Edison 1910 design but LED


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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #463 on: April 22, 2017, 08:21:47 PM »
Quote
EDIT In fact it shoved out 100V DC @ 80A (?) so there would not be 440V AC on the contraption itself but on a transformer below it.

There might be a transformer involved, but the Isle of Man is in the EU (still) and we got five wires coming in => 3 phases with 400 Volts between them, and 230 Volts between phase and Return (Zero) in our houses as standard - though some (as Jo) only got one phase, and the last wire is Safety Ground. Here in Scandinavia we normally got a few 3 phase 400 Volt outlets in the kitchen and a few other places in the house - although this is getting a lot less common now that most new house appliances only need single phase power. The rest of Europe differs in what outlets they have in the house, but most I've seen have all five wires going in to the fuse board in the house. 400 Volt three phase is standard in just about all industrial buildings here in Europe (unless very old).

Nice bulb Tin - haven't seen those before.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #464 on: April 22, 2017, 08:57:40 PM »
I have a couple in my shop . My meager attempt of going for a diesel punk decor.