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Workshop Development #20: Kitty Litter Dust Shroud installed.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 03-03-2011 11:26 PM 1045 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay so I am not a huge fan of cats. But at least their stuff can be somewhat useful… And yeah I know it’s not pretty, but it should work well…


The table without the bucket installed. Note the location of the router table power switch. This is the reason for the location of the power cord hole…


The makeup air holes. Hopefully this SHOULD be enough. I will know soon! I am half tempted to punch a few more 3/4” holes in for makeup air.


The S&D PVC port held in with white latex caulk.


The door complete with redneck hinge, and improvised latch and hole for power cord…

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



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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 03-04-2011 12:09 AM

Now your cats can be proud…just hope they don’t decide to take a crap on your router table…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 01:04 AM

Your work is the cat’s meow. (Couldn’t help myself… )

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 07:30 AM

OK, it looks OK. On an aesthetic scale of 1 to 10…...a 3. Sorry, but that is all we could muster. Kermit and I discussed it, I gave it 2, but Kermit gave it a 4, prejudiced, because Kermit is partial to cat haters. So it averaged a 3.

Since we couldn’t measure function…......no comment.

However, to durability, well, it gets a 10…....anything put together with duct tape and a throwaway plastic bucket will last entirely longer than you want to…....most likely outlive the rest of the table. Easy to repair…...just another layer of tape. So you better like it, because it won’t self destruct so that you can replace it. I know. I have made things like that. They never die…......

Jim and Kermit

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 03-04-2011 07:44 AM

You know the thought crossed my mind to simply wrap the whole thing in duct tape to give it that “Southern” look…

It wasn’t meant to be pretty, it was meant to function well. I believe it should do that. My only concern is make up air, which I think I should have plenty…

You are right though. I finally got rid of an old 7 gallon bucket that originally held gear lube. I got it over 20 years ago, cleaned it up, and planted a rubber tree in it. Long story short, I purposely killed that rubber tree (it belonged to my ex wife, why should I even water her plants?) and the dumb thing has been sitting in my shop for 7 or so years empty… Just couldn’t find a use for it so out it went!

Probably would have lasted another 20 years if I had kept it around!

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

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rance

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#5 posted 03-04-2011 07:51 AM

I love your ingenuity. Purrrrrrrrrrrrfect solution! Who cares what others think.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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dbhost

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#6 posted 03-04-2011 07:54 AM

Well to say the least, I knew guys would be uh… scratching around to make wise cracks about this…

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

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