Making the vacuumhose holder!
This story are based on a real bench drillpress, all you see are reality, and all at your own risk…
So this is the result! Just to make it easier to understand where we are going.
First cut some scraps up in good sizes, and thickness… At least a little wider than your vacuumhose, you need two pieces.
Bore a hole that match the size of the hose in one, and a hole that match your drillpress colom in the other.
This is a hole!!!
This is some wonderful old tools to make holes… (got them on e-bay for 18$ with shipping).
Sorry this has nothing to do with the blog.
Make a cut in your plywood pieces, that goes from the side and all the way into the hole.
I found some rubber hose, to put on the edge, to make it hold better, but it was acually not needed…
And now a test set up!
Some rounding on the sander, and it looks fine.
The bit’s and pieces for next stop are, a threaded rod, and some selfholding nuts, and some wingnuts.
Now drill a hole through the block for the drillpress table colom, that fits the threaded rod, here it will be fine to use your drillpress table…
(that is if you made first part first ofcourse).
Drill a matching hole in the vacuum hose holder.
Cut of a piece of rod, that can go through both the holder, the two bolts and the hose mount (not like me on the picture, to forget first the hose mount and end up with a wonderful useless short thing!!!).
Cut the rod (sounds like a rap song).
Mount the selftightening bolt in one end.
Run it through and ad a washer.
And Viola! Here we go again…
Some final adjustments.
Time for treatment, I give it a little beeswax.
Mount it on the drillpress.
(I took of the motor).
And the wauuuu effect are there.
And now holes without dust.
I used it now a few times, and it works perfectly well – but I’m quite lazy, since I don’t have a fixed suction system in my shop, so I have to move the suction from machine to machine.
(this might be one of the next improvements).
You can see, my how to make the table blog drillpress table and much more! here.
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
Best of thoughts,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.