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I like the carbon steel tools, but they didn't have a dust/chip deflector. Most of it hit me and my mask/face shield. My solution was to use goop and attach a super magnet on the tool. Then I got a squeeze type paper clip, (larger example shown) removed the outer finger clamps and goop a small piece of steel to it. Then goop in a piece of plexiglass. It is on an angle and perfect for deflecting. If there is a drawback it is that the magnet attracts other things too, but not much of a problem. I have magnets on all my carbon steel turning tools. The shield quickly goes from tool to tool.
Has anyone here had any experience repairing small chips in granite counter tops? I have a corner that is missing about a 1/4" section off the top corner. It's rough to the touch, not too noticeable, but it needs to be repaired, how do I repair this? Thanks guys!
A long time ago, in a galaxy far fa....oh, wrong track. Maybe a couple years back, in a forum that shall be nameless, Ralph raised the question about how to see the cut line on a bandsaw, when the dust/chips kept collecting on the line marks. I thought at the time that LED lights would help. They did, a little, but not enough. I then looked into a chip blower setup, but found that BS either had them or not, depending on how the motor housing is configured (to bleed off vent air). Mine don't, so I tried Plan C: install something. Turned out too expensive, I couldn't find the right parts, etc, and I gave up. New galaxy: W-smith tips show a product called Loc-Line, a hard plastic channel, bendable, nozzles, do-able. So I went with it: I got the tee (insert x insert x NPT) at HD for $5; Loc-line (the blue and orange), $8 (amazon), hose $13 (a), shutoff valve $3 (a). Had to get a F/F coupling for a few bucks. Voila, per W-S idea, blue block has magnets on the back, stick to both BS and drillpress. Also is handy for just blowing off the tools. Neat-nick (OCS lives on!). I didn't need a pressure regulator (valve does that). The Loc-line kit comes with three different nozzles, which i'll have to try (I suspect air consumption will be important). Not shown, but turns out needed: Loc-line pliers ($11 from Am). Of course, already had the air hose passin' thru. It be slick.
I have a Jet mini and wanted to use a vac to help with the saw dust problem. However I have very limited space. I got some cutting board plastic and some quarter inch styrofoam from the dollar store. I used some left over tape from a furnace duct job. The kind that has real aluminum. I sized it for my limited area and put in a support with an adjusting clamp. It turned out OK and I am anxious to start a new projedt.
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