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Homemade Mini Bend Brake
Hidden Bookshelf Light Switch
Barrel Head Sign made with a supersized Shapeoko CNC
Same as this one at HF and no shipping for $46.99 after 20% off coupon.
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Amazing Instructable! I made one of these a while back based on your plans. It works great, although I did have trouble getting the right switch. Eventually I just broke down and ordered the one you had. One modification I made was to add a lever under the switch so that it could be pressed much more easily. I had found that the weight of the book wasn't sufficient to press the switch when the book was released and simply allowed to fall.
I've been unable to find the final wiring diagram that shows the bulb, but I think an extension cord plug will simply dead short the outlet plug when the switch closes. That dimmer plug seems to be a separate circuit than the socket molded into the plug. The dimmer switch originally changed the voltage to that socket and, in this project, the switch opens the circuit.
Does 120V pass through the switch, or does the Lutron dimmer act as a relay?
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