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Project by kerflesss posted 08-14-2009 06:36 AM 6994 views 24 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by a posting by Greg Wurst http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19465 , I was motivated to spend a couple of hours making a set. Using some 22 gauge steel I fabricated these brackets and fitted them to my delta blade guard mounting bolts. This is a firm mount that won’t bounce loose behind the guard. The tooth brush idea works using medium stiff brushes. Hope that this inspires others here and thanks for the idea Greg.
Thanks for looking…





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ellen35

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#1 posted 08-14-2009 12:54 PM

Cool idea.
Nice execution…looks neat and clean.
Thanks for posting!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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patron

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#2 posted 08-14-2009 01:27 PM

makes me think i better check out mine .
thanks.
great idea .

-- 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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Greg Wurst

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#3 posted 08-14-2009 03:21 PM

Nice design. You could probably sell those mounts at the least. Definitely better than the cheap ones I saw at Rockler.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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dbhost

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#4 posted 08-14-2009 06:14 PM

Interesting idea. I have been considering something similar but relying on the stud mount that HF uses for my band saw.

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

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 08-14-2009 06:53 PM

I don’t think this will last too long a toothbrush is designed to last (when brushing teeth ) 3 weeks believe it or not ,so it will probably go out of shape quite soon.I hope not.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Walnut_Weasel

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#6 posted 08-14-2009 07:06 PM

This reminds me that I need to get around to adding brushes to my saw. You would think that the high(er) end models would come with brushes installed already…but noooo!

This also gives me a good excuse to replace my current tooth brush. HA HA!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Dudley

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#7 posted 08-14-2009 07:10 PM

Mine has one on the bottom. I guess I better add one to the top wheel. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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kerflesss

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#8 posted 08-15-2009 12:55 AM

We’ll keep you posted as to how long the brushes last.

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 08-15-2009 01:35 AM

I have often wondered about that… Sure glad you did it!

Did you screw the tooth brushes to the brackets?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 08-15-2009 07:13 PM

Good looking design and it looks well built.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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reggiek

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#11 posted 08-15-2009 07:49 PM

Nice idea…and sharp looking brackets…..I would agree with Alistair on the brushes not being durable though….

I wonder if a finer wire brush might do the trick?

Let us know how it works out…if the toothbrush works out….I have a ton laying around…I even see a lot of them at the dollar store….would be a nice inexpensive upgrade to the bandsaw.

Nice job!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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kerflesss

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#12 posted 02-10-2010 07:13 AM

It’s been 6 months since installing the brushes on the bandsaw and thought an update is in order. The tooth brush works great; no scoring of the tires, while cleaning very well and no visable wear on the bristles. I think I’ll put a tad bit of pressure on the brushes as you see in the photo below. Otherwise with the combination of dust collection and brush additions have made me very satisfied.

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489tad

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#13 posted 01-31-2011 03:43 PM

I was “Rolling the Dice” and your tire cleaner popped up. Thats a great idea. I have not checked Gregs post yet but I do know what will get done by weeks end. Thanks for posting.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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