|Project by DaveTPilot||posted 02-12-2013 02:59 AM||3196 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
A few years ago, I purchased a 4×8 sheet of ABS plastic. I had some crazy idea about making my own motorcycle seats. That was a total bust but the plastic has proved to be a very valuable asset in my shop. I used it to make my blast gate for my table saw and many other applications.
I needed to make some more blast gates for my new shop so I again turned to my ABS. The photos show one of the gates attached to my HF jointer. I modified the “dust shoot” to make a real dust collection system. The blast gate completed the system.
I made the gates as the “self-cleaning” type. The only way to go, IMHO. I have made these style gates from wood as well but it’s pretty neat to make them from plastic.
The pipe is drainage pipe from HD or Lowes, (the same I use for my whole DC system.) The ABS was already black so I painted the green drainage pipe with spray paint…just because.
The last picture is to remind everyone about the dangers of that evil little tool. It is easy to forget that the dangerous part of this setup extends far beyond the drill bit.
Submitted for your approval…Exhibit A: Cut right through the nail.
“Be careful out there.” (Remember the show that line came from?)
-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com