Re: New, and with ignorance aplenty,and with a sketch Q
- I posted a sketch in a album named "Frode's musings" of simple bench with a strap holding the work piece. Is this a correct interpretation of the description below?
--- In email@example.com, conradh@... wrote:
...A primitive possible shave horse
> ancestor is a simple bench, straddled by the worker like a shave horse. A
> leather strap or rope has a stirrup-style loop at each end, and goes over
> the work. The work is pinned down to the bench in front of the worker by
> his feet in the loops. Add a raised platform for the work in front of the
> operator, which is easy and obviously useful, and only the foot lever has
> to be added to invent the shave horse...
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.