running power to the garage which sits about 100′ away from the house has been a project two years in the making ( literally! two years! i almost can’t believe the timestamp on the “being manly on a sunday afternoon” ) and it finally came to fruition when i spent the time to put in an electrical box and breaker and whatnot this afternoon.
when i flipped the switch on the light fixture ( after getting over the inevitable surprise that nothing exploded or shorted out ) the reality really sunk in.
i have POWER IN THE GARAGE! and space to plug in a radio and power tools like the new-to-me 10″ radial arm saw that just happened to show up on a buy-sell-trade list for a Real Affordable Price that i couldn’t pass up. it’s like The Universe KNEW!.
it’s the dawn of a whole new age of tinkering and making.
perhaps unsurprisingly, after spending two hours in the newly electrified space, it became clear that i am in need of a mini fridge. and more power tools.
after playing around with the radial arm saw ( cutting down a bunch of odd-and-ends lumber for kindling for sauna ), i have a healthy fear of its power to take off digits and whole limbs. and it can really crank out the saw dust.
is that little round pipe thingy attached to the blade guard supposed to have a bag attached to catch sawdust? i rigged a plastic bag to it and it didn’t collect any dust at all.