Pulling 200 Feet of Cable

We wrapped five 200 foot segments of the direct burial line back onto the original spool so we could tape them all together. The paint cans are ballast to keep the spool from sliding around.

Our first pull attempt was thwarted by friction. We yanked it back and greased the nose of the cable and it went through well.

The cables then had to be completely un-spooled again, the opposite end taped, and then pushed through three more short conduit runs. It comes out of the wall in the sound room of the sanctuary.

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Saw mitre fence

There are grooves in the aluminum bar that should accept a hex head bolt, I would need to cut a pair to fit into the fence.

Three inch rip

This used table saw is definitely an improvement. However, it lacks sled grooves and a riving knife. I miss the sled grooves already. I think i should make a sled based on the fence.

Bungie Too Big

It took me a few tries to figure out how to use get the bungies around these pizzas. Bungies were too big, but not if I took up the slack by placing the pizzas atop to bungies and wrapped them around the top.

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Made it Fit

This is a Digium card, clearly intended for a 1U or ATX case. One of my goals is to reduce the number of high speed fans in the lab, so I repurposed my Lanner chassis. Using a typical twist drill bit is a poor choice for the job of an end mill, but it came out ok when I put a rotary steel brush to the aluminum plate.

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Soldered new cabling

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Heat shrinked cable ends fit nicely