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Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners January 10, 2018

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Lew thanks for the post. I have the lase that Tim sells. It is a Ron Brown product and I saw at the AAW symposium in 2016 he replaced the adjusting knobs with single wing nuts so I ordered some and it is much easier to use.

Here are three articles on making Vacum Chucks:

        The Brusied Brothers

        Shoestring

        How I built mine

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Lots of good information again. I also have that laser assembly from Ron Brown but I've been way less than happy with it, thought it was a good idea poorly executed. Before I had a vacuum pump I made my own rotary adapter and faceplate type vacuum chuck. It worked really well. There is a hazard to a shop vac when using this method though. A shop vac uses  the air flow to cool the motor, with a vacuum chuck there is basically no air flow so it can damage the motor if used for long periods.

 

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Lew, your diversity of topics along with highlighting those on this forum is phenomenal.

It has to be one of the most informative Turning forums out there.

I enjoy reading just to see what all you guys & gals have going and how you get there.

Thanks for your dedication and energy!

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@Gerald Thanks! And thanks for the links and the comment on the laser.

 

@HandyDan Thank You!

 

@Steve Krumanaker Thanks! I hadn't thought about the airflow problem with the shop vac. I can see where that could easily become problematic.

 

@Grandpadave52 Thank You!

 

@Gene Howe Thanks!

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