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Forum topic by Jeffery Mullen posted 05-12-2011 06:03 AM 2286 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jeffery Mullen

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05-12-2011 06:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: shop vacuum mini attachments for shop vacuum ziploc freezer bags vacuum air tight sealer home made jig as a vacuum sealer freezer bags air tight jig

Take your mini attachments and connect 3 together.

connect your mini attachments to the shop vacuum.

put the meat in the quart size freezer ziploc bags and seal them almost all the way.

stick the mini attachment peace half way in the freezer bag with the zipper part, snug to the vacuum hose.

Pull the vacuum attachment out slowly as the air is being sucked out of the bag and keep the zipper snug to the

attachment hose. Seal the rest of the ziploc bag before air has a chance to get in as you pull the hose out all

way. And there you have it a handy man shop vac ziploc vacuum sealer.


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MrWoodworker

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#1 posted 05-12-2011 08:19 PM

I have 5 hp lungs. I just use the straw in the Ziplock and inhale deeply method. :)

The shop vac method is for sissies, lol.

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#2 posted 05-12-2011 08:26 PM

LOL w/5HP above. Strong work managing to get a shop vac into your Wife’s kitchen:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Grandpa

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#3 posted 05-12-2011 08:31 PM

My son needed to ship some pillows to Africa a few years ago. He used trash bags and the shop vac. You would be amazed how small you can make a pillow.

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Jeffery Mullen

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#4 posted 05-13-2011 07:29 AM

My wife didn’t say a word with me using my shop vac in the kitchen. I even told her I did so ! lol.

Yes I would be amazed in how small a pillow could get using that methood.

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patron

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#5 posted 05-13-2011 08:13 AM

i used the same method to make a vacuum bag
for a table top glue down

here is the blog

http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/11285

your is really cool
saves sucking on the corner

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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becikeja

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 04:13 PM

I have not used the shop-vac idea but it looks intriguing. After a good day fishing. Wait, let me re-phrase that because any day fishing is a good day fishing. After a great day fishing, and I need to freeze fish, I fill the zip-loc back with cleaned fish and then submerge it in a bucket of water being careful not to let water get into the bag. The water pushes all the air out and when you zip it, you have an airtight vacuumed sealed back of fish ready for freezing.

With woodworking, and not wanting to take any chances on the wood getting wet, this shop-vac idea I think would work pretty well. Thanks or sharing.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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Bertha

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#7 posted 05-13-2011 04:35 PM

Now I’m hungry, Bec. I used the same method for our red snapper draining Florida outings. I need to go fishing.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 05-13-2011 05:30 PM

Oh, one note on the shop vac method… make sure it’s on suction and not blow! Nasty!

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Jeffery Mullen

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#9 posted 05-14-2011 08:50 AM

Yea lol just thinks what my ham wood taste like if I used the blow side instead of the suck side, it would taste like wood shop sawdust, well on other hand I could smoke it in my smoker and no one would know lol.

I love the idea of getting the air out in a bucket of water with the fish and the ziploc bag.

Table top vacuum bag glue down looks cool I bet it works great.

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#10 posted 05-14-2011 09:41 AM

meat will always get a better tast with little sawdustflawer :-)
and blowing it on its ready for the BBQ with a dry rup

thankĀ“s for sharing Jeff

Dennis

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#11 posted 05-14-2011 05:17 PM

I do just the opposite when saving fish. I fill the ziplock with water and freeze. When frozen in solid ice, the fish doesn’t get freezer burnt and will last indefinitely.

-- He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

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