|Forum topic by niki||posted 11-10-2007 09:04 PM||2492 views||4 times favorited||11 replies|
11-10-2007 09:04 PM
I would like to share with you an idea that was “sitting” in my head for long time and yesterday, I made it.
The title is “2 mm” (5/64”) because I tested it by cutting 2mm strips but, it can be any thickness of strips….even less…
So…the sled is an 3/4” Melamine board 36” long and 8” wide but, you choose yours.
I drilled 3/8” “Vacuum holes” but first I drilled 1/4” as a pilot hole (easier to control the drill) and than went with the 3/8” drill bit to the end of the drill length
I drilled the holes at 4” intervals but I think that the more holes, the better (say, every 2½”~3”) even though, I did not have any problems with the vacuum pressure.
I drilled 3/4” hole dia at the “end of the drill line”
The “Box” can be made of anything…I made it from pieces of chip-board and Melamine (that’s what I found in the attic)
The Shop-vac is my converted home-vac that I used on “Minimum” power.
I strongly recommend to use a “Feather board” to hold the work and sled firmly to the fence before entering the blade…especially on long boards
You can add a push handle…I just use the “box” to push the sled.