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Blog entry by Patrick Jaromin posted 1971 days ago 933 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This past Christmas, Santa brought me a Shark Guard. I used it to complete Nathan's crib, but knew I’d need to get it properly mounted before the next project. So I bought a 6’ length of 1” square tube steel, a metal cutting blade for the jigsaw, and a bag ‘o 5/16 nuts, washers and bolts. I would have much preferred to weld it together, but since I don’t own the equipment or know anyone who does, that just wasn’t going to happen.

The overarm design is about as simple as they come and there’s really not much to say about its construction that isn’t fairly obvious from the photos. The arm hinges on a bolt through a couple mending plates attached to the fixed part of the bar and is held upright by an eyebolt inserted just behind the hinge point.

Hinge and Arm Lock


The trickiest part was bolting the dang thing to the brick wall on the right side of my table saw. The bricks are fairly brittle and soft and before this project I’d had mixed results using tapcon screws. Thankfully, expansion anchors did the trick.


The hose is held on by simple zip ties.

In position

[originally posted at http://tenonandspline.com/blog/archives/215]

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog



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David

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#1 posted 1971 days ago

Patrick -

Well done! Looks like a great addition to your shop. Hard to imagine any dust getting by that set-up.

I just spent some very enjoyable time visiting your website . . . great stuff there! Thanks.

David

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sandhill

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#2 posted 1971 days ago

Now thats using you bean.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Grumpy

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#3 posted 1971 days ago

Done & Dusted. Or is it Done & no Dust. Well done anyway.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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