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Scrap Plywood and PVC Dust collection upgrades. #1: Redoing the floor sweep.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 1268 days ago 1178 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yep, that’s right, I haven’t even bothered to install the scrap ply and PVC floor sweep I build less than 2 weeks ago, and I am already redoing it.

You might ask yourself why. Or more likely, ask ME why… The answer is quite simple. There are things about the original design that I just don’t like. In particular, there are things I wanted desperately to change. Most notably…

#1. Size the width of it to match my 18” push broom… This should have been a no brainer, but when the brain is turned off… #2. Have a complete and utter lack of metal fasteners. With the material I have chosen, it is not going to be super easy, but I should be able to pull it off fine…

The joinery is going to be simple rabbet joints for the uprights to the top panel, the rear uprights to the sides will be 1/4” oak dowels (What the heck was I thinking? How on earth am I supposed to get my dowels lined up right at a 22.5 deg angle?)... Challenges challenges right? And of course the PVC is simply held in place with clear silicone adhesive caulk.

I’ve already got the pieces cut, just not rabbeted, or drilled for dowels… Heaven help me on that. I have SOME ideas, but only time will tell if they pan out… I may fudge this just a hair by using the pinner, but at least I won’t be using wood screws…

IF I can manage some shop time tomorrow, I should be able to get the entire thing done, some pics snapped and the completed project posted… There is the slight possibility that I will hit this thing with some paint just for durability as it will be up against a damp concrete shop floor…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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NBeener

4806 posts in 1778 days


#1 posted 1268 days ago

Better to think of these things a little late than not at all.

Just one of the many advantages of a plumbed system: a floor sweep.

-- -- Neil

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dbhost

5378 posts in 1836 days


#2 posted 1268 days ago

I think I just wanted to play with the miter saw some more :-)

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

3623 posts in 1769 days


#3 posted 1268 days ago

Hmmmmmmm. This design sounds like something I would do, not you. I assume there is some reason you didn’t just buy a premade one…..like size of the connection or width of the mouth. I find a push broom doesn’t fit weill in my space, so I use a regular broom most of the time.

Hard week at work…....

Later….......

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

5378 posts in 1836 days


#4 posted 1268 days ago

The reason I make one instead of buy one is because I can mostly… I guess I could order one from Woodcraft online, they have a couple of locations in Houston, but the closest one is 35 miles from me, through urban traffic which I hate… And I just throw up a little every time I think about paying sales tax, AND shipping for an online order…

So my reasoning is threefold.

#1. I’m cheap. Floor sweeps are cheap enough, but add shipping, and taxes, not to mention I have LOTS of scrap to burn through, and I just can’t bring myself to buy one. #2. I am using this as skill refining for upcoming projects. It’s been a long while since I have cut rabbets with the router, shouldn’t be a big deal, but just to keep the brain and the hands in practice you know. Not to mention the miter saw. I am enjoying using the SCMS. #3. I can get exactly what I want, designed the way I want it, if I make my own.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

3623 posts in 1769 days


#5 posted 1268 days ago

Like I said, sounds a lot like me….........(-:

My TS switch comes to mind…....(-:

Yup, sounds reasonable. I rarely do the quickest thing, mostly do the fun and satisfying thing.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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