Ive been reading the archives nonstop the past couple days for hotwiring setups. I found one that i liked and want to try. Here is the post…
“ One of these days, when I have time, I’ll post pix of my crude setup. Anyway, here is how I made a simple but effective setup. Take a piece of 3/4 inch plywood and cut a big U with about 26 inch clearance across and 12 inches deep. Screw two eyebolts into each side of the wide opening in the loom. Attach 30 gauge NiCr wire to each eyebolt. Then, take an old extension cord, lop off the female end, strip the insultaion a few feet, strip the ends about one inch, and attach the black wire to one eyebolt and the white wire to the other. In the middle of the extension cord, wire a light bulb socket with a 200 watt light bulb. Make your cross section templates out of thin plywood or door skins, plug in, and you should be cutting slowly but smoothly. If you use another gauge wire then adjust your resistance accordingly (increase or decrease the wattage of light bulbs. You can always wire more bulbs in series to add resistance netting a hotter wire. To do the stringer cut, I use a saw with a fine tooth pull saw and then run each side through a woodworking jointer to make a perfectly smooth and perpendicular cut. However, you could just saw and make a pass on each side with your planer. Cheers, Gary Geist”
The only part that i dont under stand is how to wire a light bulb socket to thee extension cord. Ive anyone has any input on how to do this, or maybe a picture of it i would greatly appreciate it.
You guys are always a big help.