The main problem with having a ‘micro-workshop’ in the apartment, is that dust does not stay there, and it is the one thing that annoys my wife! (especially when I run my finger over the furniture, and asked if she has dusted today! :) ) So I thought it was about time I did something to ease the problem.
I decided to use an Vac hose support devised by Jack Houweling you can see his video Here , it is ideal for the small workshop, where you haven’t got space for dedicated dust collection points.
Each section started out as a 3 1/2” strip of 3/4” ply, the top section that holds the hose, is, if left uncut, top heavy as Jack says in his video, it was soon cut on the bandsaw.
I used 3” carriage bolts 5/16”, with a couple of my home made Star Knobs, and T-nuts. Whilst I was out today, I bought a wheelbarrow tyre inner tube, with the intention of making some rubber washers, (as I haven’t got Jack’s fancy kit to make them) to go between each joint, but in the end, I didn’t need it, it holds position, and the bottom section, is held in a dado, glued and screwed to the clamping base, I can now clamp it anywhere, adjusting the hose position.
(Don’t tell me, I know the bench needs tidying up!)
It’s a simple project, which only took about and hour and a half to complete, I should have done this from the start to maintain domestic harmony!
Now, I am going to make a wood bin for all those left over bits of timber, just to stop my dog running in and grabbing them!
-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright