|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-03-2016 12:58 AM||1256 views||2 times favorited||26 comments|
I have been thinking about this for a long time and then I dreamed about how to keep the chips from the wood lathe from spraying all over the barn and filling my steel storage shelves and other places.. I have job coming up that has a lot of bark on it and will be throwing a fair amount of chips when I crank up the speed. So, I stopped and built this today and tried it out an hour ago and it is quite successful at herding all the chips in front of it.
It is made from a Harbor Freight blue tarp,some thin wall conduit, casters, Baltic birch plywood and some melamine covered plywood. The poles are 5 ft. high and have wire hooks on the top to hold up the tarp!!
I turned the towers on the face plate and used the faceplate to spot the mounting holes into the bottom plates with the wheels. I use the same holes for both turning and mounting. The 3rd shot shows how I have all my face plates set up- with a 1/8” pin in the center that locates anything that gets mounted to it. You can take a part off and put it back on and it is well centered again.
The white base plates were cut from some melamine covered plywood that I could not find any other use for.
I was going to put in T nuts for the casters that have a 5/16-18 threaded stud on them, but instead I just tapped the plywood with my cordless drill.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!