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Home Made Tools and Jigs #4: Cheap Easy Vacuum Chamber Build for Stabilizing Wood

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Blog entry by Jerry posted 10-31-2017 08:44 PM 855 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Saw this video, thought it was genius.

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#1 posted 10-31-2017 11:45 PM

Thanks for posting! I’m not sure what I am going to need a vacuum chamber for, but I’ll put this in my bag of tricks. This should work for vacuum bagging too. Years ago when I was a teenager (1956) I used an old refrigerator compressor as an air compressor for air brush use. It had a separate starting coil to get the motor started. I simply wired the starting coil leads and the compressor motor leads separately and used two cheap switches mounted side by side. To turn the compressor on I flipped both switches on at the same time then immediately flipped the starter coil switch off. Worked beautifully!

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#2 posted 11-01-2017 02:01 AM

Interesting Jerry.

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#3 posted 11-01-2017 02:18 AM



Thanks for posting! I m not sure what I am going to need a vacuum chamber for, but I ll put this in my bag of tricks. This should work for vacuum bagging too. Years ago when I was a teenager (1956) I used an old refrigerator compressor as an air compressor for air brush use. It had a separate starting coil to get the motor started. I simply wired the starting coil leads and the compressor motor leads separately and used two cheap switches mounted side by side. To turn the compressor on I flipped both switches on at the same time then immediately flipped the starter coil switch off. Worked beautifully!

- Planeman40

Hey Planeman,

What you want to do to answer that question is watch this video here about how wood, pinecones, etc. are stabilized.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=705s&v=IfS9KgsKZmI&app=desktop

then you will see what a cheap and effective tool this is. The best thing about this is the scalability. You could use this on a pretty big container

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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