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10 minute scrap plywood and PVC floor sweep.

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Project by dbhost posted 01-29-2011 05:23 AM 2809 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have scrap plywood?
Have scrap S&D PVC sized to fit your DC ducting?
Have 10 minutes spare time?

I did, and slapped this thing together, I know nothing fancy schmancy, and I managed to break not 1, but 2 countersinking pilot bits… I did however get to give my HF SCMS a workout cutting the angles for this, and I am pleased as punch with the results. All the angles are exactly where they are supposed to be…

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





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JJohnston

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#1 posted 01-29-2011 05:40 AM

Looks familiar somehow….

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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lc48

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#2 posted 01-29-2011 05:59 AM

is that hf saw a 10in or 12 in, and how do you like it so far thnx

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Wilton

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#3 posted 01-29-2011 06:02 AM

Another great “why didn’t I think of that” project. Nicely done and thanks for sharing. Now I have something to do tomorrow morning!

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA http://kimbertonwoodworks.com

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dbhost

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#4 posted 01-29-2011 06:07 AM

12” SCMS, and I wrote an out of the box initial review of it. Decent enough saw, great for the money. Harbor Freight wasted their labor and $$ installing a blade on it though. The OEM blade is useless, I put a Freud Diablo 80T on it and it cuts like a dream…

jjohnston, looks good! I hope I don’t end up regretting making the mouth so narrow… But somehow I suspect it will do what I want it to…

22.5 degrees, just keep that in mind. I made mine 12” wide, 6” deep with a 22.5 degree sweep inside…

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 01-29-2011 07:25 AM

I have a store bought sweep, but I attached it to my old built-in bench with some plywood. I am in Las Vegas at the moment, so no pictures, unless I can find an old one.

Have a good one, I am off to bed, not much sleep last night due to work…......

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#6 posted 01-29-2011 07:49 AM

I sure hope you didn’t end up at Circus Circus… There is a REALLY good reason that place is named the way it is!

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

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 01-29-2011 11:41 AM

I have one as well and love it. Didn’t make one though as it was on sale and to easy to put in the basket. LOL nice project.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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JJohnston

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#8 posted 01-29-2011 04:52 PM

I made mine the width of my push broom.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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Div

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#9 posted 01-29-2011 09:12 PM

Great minds think alike, I made a similar contraption as well!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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dbhost

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#10 posted 01-29-2011 09:59 PM

jjohnston not a bad idea on the push broom width… This one matches my wide head angled broom… The push broom wasn’t even considered, stupid me sometimes I guess!

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

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clieb91

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#11 posted 01-30-2011 05:17 AM

Hmmm.. .I like. Just what I need something else aded to my to do list. Thanks for posting.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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steliart

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#12 posted 02-09-2011 06:38 PM

Nice idea, I might though build that a bit lower for better suction

-- 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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