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Forum topic by OutPutter posted 05-26-2010 11:41 AM 1354 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2010 11:41 AM

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Can’t sleep. Stupid commercail woke me up. Space bags. Who ever thought of those things anyhow? Smush your pillow into the size of a hankerchief.

Now I can’t get the idea of using a space bag for veneering out of my mind. Wonder what would happen if I cranked down on one of those things with my 330 horse shop vac? Could I veneer something with that kind of pressure or would it ruin the stupid space bag and my project?

This must be the ribs I ate at midnight talking. Gotta get some sleep.

-- Jim

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#1 posted 05-26-2010 02:08 PM

That must be some shop vac. 330 HP. I think that would suck up my car. Interesting idea. It would certainly be a cheap experiment. I would think that the biggest problem would be the durability of the bag and the sharp corners on a piece of wood. You have given me an idea and I just may have to give it a try. Not sure if a shop vac will pull enough vacuum, but still may have to give it a try.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#2 posted 05-26-2010 02:14 PM

i asked the same question awhile back. the general consensus was that the plastic of the space bag is too thin would not hold up.

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#3 posted 05-26-2010 02:15 PM

I wouldn’t think there would be enough pressure on the veneer, plus the bag would tend to wrinkle.

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#4 posted 05-26-2010 05:08 PM

I think the plastic is to lightweight.

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#5 posted 05-26-2010 07:04 PM

Too thin? Those space bags can handle anything according to the ad. Maybe someone has tried this and we can see. No more ribs after 11PM for me.

-- Jim

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#6 posted 05-26-2010 07:12 PM

I think they sell knock offs at target, walmart, bed bath beyond, etc… just pick up some cheap ones. If it shows promise, maybe try the fancier ones.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#7 posted 05-26-2010 07:24 PM

I’ve been looking for a project on which to try this. We’ve been using the bags for storage here, and if I had a small bit of veneering to try something with I’d totally give it a whirl. Might need to make extra sure I don’t have sharp edges, but I totally think they’d work.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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