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Not exactly woodworking, but close enough. #17: Quality time with the epoxy monster...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 1232 days ago 862 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Have you folks ever used the 2 part epoxy liquid that comes in the foolproof measuring syringe type dispenser? I have, and capped it back up.

Last night I uncapped it, not without a fairly good amount of effort mind you as some of the epoxy parts got together and cured the cap shut on the syringe. The good thing is I was able to get the cap off, and get the epoxy parts going again…

All this to glue a refrigerator magnet and some rare earth mangets on a steel dust hood for the lathe.

I used a piece of THIN cutoff pine as a mixing tool, and a piece of 3/4” scrap plywood as a mixing tray, worked fine, but the twisted sense of humor in me went ahead and glued the mixing stick tot he mixing tray. Not sure why, but it seemed funny to me at the time… Bored I guess…

I also spent some quality time with my C-man drill drilling a pilot hole for an eye hook to hang my router fence from. Now that THAT is out of the way, I can move on to organizing other things right?

Riiiiigggghhhhtttt!
What now? I still need to lay hands on some 3/4” ply, and some peg board for my tool cabinet. That should end up being a fun build!

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



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 1232 days ago

I just set some nuts into the bottom of some pedestals that work as an elevated work surface for large pieces, like my new project table. I glued them with some Super Glue, just so I didn’t have to drag out the epoxy. The nuts are for leveling screws. I figured if it didn’t work, I could always epoxy them later….........(-:

Hate screwing around with epoxy…....although I have a number of tubes of it.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Cliff De Witt

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#2 posted 1231 days ago

Why did you glue magnets to a steel hood?

Isn’t that a little redundant?

I have 4 or 5 rare earth magnets around the lathe and never though to glue them. One holds the Pencil sharpener and four are in a pill jar to hold a sheet of plastic to the ways when I am finishing on the late, and the last holds my 6” ruler. I might be missing something though.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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JJohnston

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#3 posted 1230 days ago

I’d like to see that hood. I believe we both have the same lathe (HF 34706?)

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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dbhost

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#4 posted 1230 days ago

I am NOT happy with the hood yet, which is why I haven’t posted anything on it yet, but I will post what I have so far in a bit. Just think of it as a prototype….

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

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dbhost

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#5 posted 1230 days ago

As I promised, the pics of the prototype lathe dust hood… You can see it is basically a 4” duct, 4×10 floor register, I flattened one of the rolled edges, and added teh cardboard extension to help direct air flow…

The magnets are epoxied in place so that they stay put when I move the assembly on the lathe bed. I can position this to collect from wherever I am working along the lathe bed.

There it is configured close to the motor, it sticks up with enough clearance that any turnings that will fit on the lathe will not interfere with the dust hood.

As looking from the front of the lathe…

Mind you this dust hood does WONDERS for sanding dust, but it is utterly worthless for the chips and shavings that shoot off the tools at high velocity. You would need something in FRONT of the lathe, and if you had something there, it would get in the way of your turning tools.

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

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JJohnston

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#6 posted 1230 days ago

Thanks. Naturally it’s only good for dust, but then the chips fall right away and are easily swept.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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dbhost

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#7 posted 1230 days ago

That’s one of the reasons my floor sweep is so close to the lathe :-)

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

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