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Scrap Plywood and PVC Floor Sweep version 2.

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Project by dbhost posted 1289 days ago 2505 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nicer build than the first one. My requirements for this were simple…

#1. Match the width of my push broom. 18”. Done. #2. Lower profile than the first one to present less area to the airflow to improve static pressure. Done. #3. Better joinery than butt joints and screws. Done. Rabbets and glue. Pins to hold it steady and tight while the glue dries. #4. Lighter material as the 3/4 ply just seemed WAY too chunky. Done, 1/2” ply scrap..

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





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NBeener

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#1 posted 1289 days ago

Uh ….

QTWCMS

Quality Time With Compound Miter Saw.

I like it !!

-- -- Neil

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 1289 days ago

Hey dbhost,
Looks good…will you be adding gates in the suction lines.

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dbhost

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#3 posted 1289 days ago

Absolutely. Lee Valley self cleaning. I have a couple left…

And yeah, quality time not just with a compound miter saw, but a sliding compound miter saw :-D…

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

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lilredweldingrod

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#4 posted 1289 days ago

Do you make them in 2 1/2” sizes? I know a guy here in the desert with a full size pickup bed of sawdust in his shop, in case you are interested in an extreme test. lol Might eve get Mythbusters to film it. lol

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steliart

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#5 posted 1288 days ago

Now this one is much better
very good

-- 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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dbhost

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#6 posted 1288 days ago

Yeah, just looking at it though, I am half tempted to sand it down, prime and paint it just to make it a little less, utilitarian in look…

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 1288 days ago

Watco

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#8 posted 1288 days ago

LOL, I sort of figured that would be your response! Hey, the mallet got the Watco. I am thinking more along the lines of making the plastic pipe and the wood of the sweep blend together, hence the idea for paint, specifically white paint…

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

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robert triplett

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#9 posted 1288 days ago

Thanks for posting. I just bought a used dust collector and that may be my first addition to it. I was thinking in terms of a giant attachment to run over the floor instead of sweeping towards it.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 1287 days ago

The following is an unpaid advertisement:

WATCO, the ultimate shop finish.
No more cleaning, no matter what the flavor of your sawdust of choice, or hue of you local dirt, we have a color to match it. You don’t have to clean off the dirt, because no one can tell it is there!

Hit it, kick it, dent it….....WATCO takes a kicking and still no nicking….....

Want to freshen up the surface a bit?..........give it another coat and have it back in service in hours, not days.

.......apply it with brush, apply it with a rag, apply it in the dust, apply without a sag…......

WATCO….......the woodshop worker’s choice for projects, jigs, and fixtures….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Jim Bertelson

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#11 posted 1287 days ago

Seriously, a floor sweep is probably an ideal object to finish with oil. It will be kicked, splattered on, hit with a broom….....etc. The white will look terrible almost instantly, the oil won’t show anything. I put on the WATCO, and will let it partially dry a few hours if it is something that is not handled. Otherwise it dries overnight.

............just a few thoughts from your local WATCO dealer….........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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JOEY B

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#12 posted 1285 days ago

I just made me one last week ,I glued and sealed and painted to match—-works great—-everyone should have one.

-- Tools tools and more tools its funny when we go in a store for anything we always look at the tools

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