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Blog entry by Paul Pomerleau posted 06-02-2012 05:51 PM 1418 reads 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Thien baffle using new circle jig on band saw Part 4 of Bandsaw Series series no next part

Video Removed – November 15, 2012.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada



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thecarpentershands

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#1 posted 06-02-2012 07:09 PM

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

-- Brian M. Sharpe - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCarpentersHands

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oldretiredjim

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#2 posted 06-02-2012 07:10 PM

nice

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macatlin1

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#3 posted 06-02-2012 08:56 PM

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 06-02-2012 09:06 PM

@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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intheshop

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 10:40 PM

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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djak

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#6 posted 06-03-2012 09:51 AM

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

-- Dave - NH

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steliart

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#7 posted 06-03-2012 08:07 PM

very impressive hovercraft idea

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

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nobuckle

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#8 posted 06-03-2012 11:35 PM

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 06-03-2012 11:57 PM

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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sillac

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#10 posted 06-07-2012 01:21 AM

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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