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Forum topic by niki posted 04-27-2007 06:17 AM 927 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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niki

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04-27-2007 06:17 AM

Good day

As I promised yesterday, here is the “skirting” of the ROS.

I used two layers of “weather tape” (each 5/32” thick) to clear the orbit (you just peel the paper and glue it).

Over the weather tape, glue carpet tape.

The “iron on” tape is 1-9/16” wide (40 mm) but I think that you can use even cardboard.

The DC is superb – no dust at all.

I’m using it already 6 months and did not have to change the “skirt”.

Sometimes, I’m asking myself; “Why they (the manufacturers) don’t do it build in”....

Regards
niki

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#1 posted 04-27-2007 06:26 AM

Interesting. I might give this a go. I need to get a new connector for my sander first. Thanks for posting this.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#2 posted 04-27-2007 07:12 AM

Cool. Thanks for sharing another great idea Niki.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 04-28-2007 07:37 AM

Niki, you ought to publish a woodworking hints book.

-- John

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 04-28-2007 12:09 PM

Great idea, but I have one suggestion that may improve the suction. Cut a few notches along the bottom of the plastic strip. Without a source for air the vacuum doesn’t work as good.
You’ll notice on vacuum attachments, always have notches for air flow. Did you ever notice when you put your hand over a hose end, the RPM goes up. That means the vacuum isn’t working. Actually there’s no load on it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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niki

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#5 posted 04-28-2007 07:29 PM

Thank you for your replies

Woodspar
If I sit down to write a book, I’ll not have time to make jigs…that is greater pleasure…

Dick
You are correct about the notches but, (always there is this but….:-)

As you noticed, I glue the “skirt” without the sanding paper mounted to the sander so, the sanding paper provides small space that lets me to operate the shop vac at “minimum” power (and it’s also quiet).
I feel some “vacuuming” action (the sander sticks to the board) but the DC is very effective.

Of course if you are using one of the “big boys”, it’s better to make some notches as you suggested.

niki

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#6 posted 04-29-2007 03:04 PM

Another great modification Niki.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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