LumberJocks

10 minute scrap plywood and PVC floor sweep.

  • Advertise with us
Project by dbhost posted 1177 days ago 2544 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





12 comments so far

View JJohnston's profile

JJohnston

1572 posts in 1793 days


#1 posted 1177 days ago

Looks familiar somehow….

-- The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

View lc48's profile

lc48

22 posts in 1191 days


#2 posted 1177 days ago

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

View Wilton's profile

Wilton

96 posts in 1193 days


#3 posted 1177 days ago

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

View dbhost's profile

dbhost

5280 posts in 1734 days


#4 posted 1177 days ago

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

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

3591 posts in 1666 days


#5 posted 1177 days ago

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

View dbhost's profile

dbhost

5280 posts in 1734 days


#6 posted 1177 days ago

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

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14500 posts in 1691 days


#7 posted 1177 days ago

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!"

View JJohnston's profile

JJohnston

1572 posts in 1793 days


#8 posted 1176 days ago

I made mine the width of my push broom.

-- The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

View Div's profile

Div

1653 posts in 1442 days


#9 posted 1176 days ago

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."

View dbhost's profile

dbhost

5280 posts in 1734 days


#10 posted 1176 days ago

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

View clieb91's profile

clieb91

3192 posts in 2437 days


#11 posted 1176 days ago

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)

View steliart's profile

steliart

1807 posts in 1190 days


#12 posted 1165 days ago

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 --

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase