Bandsaw Series #4: Video Deleted

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Blog entry by Paul Pomerleau posted 769 days ago 1383 reads 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#1 posted 769 days ago

Very cool idea! Saves a lot of strain on your back I’m sure. God bless.

-- Brian M. Sharpe -

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#3 posted 769 days ago

I am wondering what would happen if the weather stripping were removed and a strip of 6 mil plastic were run from the sides to an inch or so onto the bottom so that it is inflated by the first few rows of holes around the perimeter. The plastic should have some slack in order to inflate slightly and fill in the contours of the floor. It would be very much like the skirt on a real hovercraft. I wouldn’t worry about a small gap at the corners. If there is a problem there one could put a small block of soft foam inside the corner of the plastic to control leakage.

If you try this let us know.

Years ago I used a similar idea to move large tooling around the shop floor but we were using 100 psi compressed air and a LOT of it.

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Paul Pomerleau

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#4 posted 769 days ago

@macatlin1 – That is exactly what my version 2.0 is going to be like.
It is based on the hovercraft principles.
I am going to call it a hover-pad.
Stay tuned for it.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#5 posted 769 days ago

This is a cool way to do it. A few years ago General or General International introduced a setup like this which used compressed air. And as macatlin1 said, a LOT of it. Not everybody has a compressor which can deliver enough air, but almost everybody has a vacuum in their shop. One requirement is that the floor must be quite consistent – any large bumps would prevent the sled from going over it, but still a great system.

-- Cole - Rydal, GA

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#6 posted 768 days ago

Great idea…I love it…looking forward to version 2.0

-- Dave - NH

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#7 posted 768 days ago

very impressive hovercraft idea

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#8 posted 768 days ago

What a cool idea. Into the favorites it goes.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#9 posted 768 days ago

vunderbar !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 765 days ago

hey there Paul, looks like it came out pretty good. You now have one under your band saw….LOL…I have them under my table saw, drill press, band saw and router table…. I’m up on ya 4 to 1….. LOL. But really looks like you did a good job.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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