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Pros and cons of using 115 or 230 volts to operate electric motors in a workshop.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 6
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #13 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 4
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 4
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #17 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 4

Pros and cons of three-phase motors on woodworking machines discussed.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 10
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #32 May-Jun 1993 pg. 6

Advice on what is necessary when running 110V, 60-Hz American tools on Europe's 220/240V, 50 Hz electrical system.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 18
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 12

How to calculate the rated horsepower of an electric motor.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #78 Feb 2000 pg. 14

Interpreting horsepower ratings. How current draw affects power ratings.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 27

How to run a 220V three-phase motor on 220V single-phase power.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.76#5) pg. 55

A guide to the two most common motors found in homes (universal and induction) and how to measure their power.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #374 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 (v.47#1) pg. 90

Tip on when to replace motor brushes.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 16

Tips on convertability of 60-cycle tools for operation on European 50-cycle current.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 16

Power primer. Electric motors in the woodshop. Types of motors, enclosures, frame size, mounting, controls, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 54
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 18

Tip: Use springs from ballpoint pens to replace burned-out springs holding brushes in electric motors.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 6

Tip on identifying electric motors with sleeve bearings designed to be run only in the horizontal position.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 20

Making sense of motors. How to cut through the horsepower hype and compare power tool motors.
FINE WOODWORKING #135 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 72

Identifying defective electric motors. Emphasis is on small motors found in VCRs, tape players, turntables, etc. Includes instructions for building a Motor Voltage Box to supply various voltages for checking.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Oct 1988 (v.5#10) pg. 66

Basic electricity. Part 9. Solving problems of electric motors.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 108

Light powered motor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #427 Dec 1963 (v.59) pg. 106

Mystery motor has only five parts. Build a working model. Armature and coil are separate and not contained in the same case.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #463 Dec 1966 (v.62) pg. 64

Brushless dc motor. This build-it-yourself motor uses infrared switching.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] May 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 18
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1988 (v.5#10) pg. 89

A 60-cycle repulsion coil-response engine.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1964 (v.20#3) pg. 41

Tesla's thermomagnetic motor. A little known invention by Nikola Tesla.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1966 (v.25#6) pg. 70

Simple-minded Maggie. A homemade universal electric motor with a warped, coil-less armature. Uses three ordinary electromagnets plus a bent iron armature. Good science fair project.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1967 (v.26#6) pg. 31

The first electric motor. Recreate an experiment performed by Michael Faraday in the early 1800's.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1990 (v.7#10) pg. 55

Solenoid toy engine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1965 (v.124#5) pg. 197

Cleaning, lubricating and replacing motor brushes on electric garden tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1966 (v.125#6) pg. 126

Simple electric motor is powered by sunlight. For demonstration only. Consists of a large horseshoe magnet and an armature made up of a cork core, wire and two small photo cells attached.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1966 (v.125#6) pg. 172

Chart shows what electric motor type and horsepower should be used for specific types of workshop applications.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1968 (v.129#6) pg. 140

What you absolutely must know about the design, operation and maintenance of electric motors in your shop. Compares universal motors with induction motors.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #107 Mar 1999 (v.19#1) pg. 28

A battery-operated transistor direct current motor for $2.
SCIENCE & ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1969-Jan 1970 (v.27#3) pg. 31

Midget electric battery-powered motor for $2.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov 1964 (v.35#11) pg. 104

Simple motor uses tunnel diode, coil and bar magnet.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Oct 1965 (v.213#4) pg. 112

An asynchronous electric motor, called a parametric motor, invented by a physicist, Harry E. Stockman. The speed is roughly proportional to the applied voltage up to 10 volts. A novel device of no obvious use.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jan 1973 (v.228#1) pg. 120

How to construct a demonstration model of an asynchronous motor, a variable-speed motor that operates on alternating current and requires no commutator or brush.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jun 1975 (v.232#6) pg. 119

Experiments with linear track motors in which magnets attract other magnets in apparent perpetual motion.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Mar 1982 (v.246#3) pg. 142

The woodworker's guide to understanding electric motors.
WOOD MAGAZINE #52 Jun 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 52

Tip: Make your own brushes for electric motors from the carbon center post of exhausted flashlight batteries.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 9

Demystifying motors. The basics of induction motors and a ten-point checklist for choosing an electric motor.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 54