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The Dust Right® Accessory Rockler Forgot!

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Project by TheDane posted 09-03-2012 08:18 PM 2437 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought one of Rockler’s Dust Right® Floor Sweep Systems … it helps a lot in cleaning up the shop, but I found that when vacuuming the anti-fatigue mats in my shop, the suction would pull the Dust Right® handle clean off the tube.

A few scraps or pine, a few minutes at the band saw, and a little glue … problem solved!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 08:22 PM

There’s the winner right there Dane, another well done shop innovation.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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exelectrician

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 08:31 PM

I kicked my dustrite to the curb for the same reason – I will have to dust it off and do what you did!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 09-03-2012 09:30 PM

Great idea. That is thinking on your feet. I have the same setup and will make a handle for mine. I have been trying to figure a way to make a brush sweep for fine cleaning the floor. The Rockler system just has the plastic that runs over the floor to get the dust…but i always use my Ridgid shop vac afterwards because the brush bristles do a better job of fine cleaning…Rockler, Are You Listening?????

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 10:46 PM

That is a great solution!! I love it!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 11:25 PM

That looks like a simple... Duh? ... Fix!

Good for you!

-- 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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Egor

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#6 posted 09-04-2012 03:27 AM

Nice simple fix. Great solution…...

-- Brock, Illinois

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 09-04-2012 07:55 AM

Nice job Gerry, what a simple yet great fix!

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

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ldl

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#8 posted 09-04-2012 06:18 PM

Just goes to show there’s more than one way to skin a cat.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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AJswoodshop

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#9 posted 09-15-2012 12:15 PM

That’s a great handle! Great idea!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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