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niki

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2674 days ago

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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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 2674 days ago

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

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#2 posted 2674 days ago

Cool. Thanks for sharing another great idea Niki.

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

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woodspar

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#3 posted 2673 days ago

Niki, you ought to publish a woodworking hints book.

-- John

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2673 days ago

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 2672 days ago

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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Karson

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#6 posted 2671 days ago

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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