Re: New, and with ignorance aplenty
- I like this subject. Reading brought to mind a dumb idea. Shave down one side of a log. bend a 2" wide band of steel over the log then insert a bolt throught he log. A big stirup as such. The foot rest weld a square tubing on. I think that would be period for construction techniques. at least before the 16th centry. Correct me if it has been done already.
And if you want to go the investigative route in the shop, you can always pick up a device called Kill-a-watt. It’s a device you plug into the wall outlet and then plug your electronic device into it and it will tell you what it’s drawing. More or less. I see them at radio shack personally. $100 bucks is a lot agreed.
Not to throw in a 'me too'. But ... yeah, I can't see how a little shop
work could add $100 to an electric bill. My computers eat up more
power than an hour+ in the shop does. And that's with 220V tablesaw,
220v dust collector, and who knows what else running semi-constantly.