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    Drill Press DC Idea

    Dad was up on Sunday and brought me a piece of Rockler's "funny pipe" (20% coupon had to get used on something). A few parts from the jig-stuff drawer, a scrap of finished oak:

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    I used toilet bolts ground just a bit to slide in the Incra track. Any other method would work as well.

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    I also made the platform large enough to clamp to other things:

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    Let me be the first to say "That Sucks"

    Well done, looks to be useful for sure!
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    Too cool. I think I'll be stealing that idea for my drill press.
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    Hi,

    I am with Vaughn...Gee I raised a smart kid.

    Enjoy,

    Dad
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    Congratulations!

    You see, things like that make me hate where I live, I doubt that any shop around will have that pipe, or if they have it you'll have to pay a lot for it!!
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    I bought one of those expecting some type of attachment gizmo. Nope, no such luck. I also found that it will not fit my 2-1/2" ShopVac hose - won't fit over the end of the hose, won't fit inside the end of the hose....same size. So now I'm trying to find some type of connector that will allow me to attach my vacuum hose to the "funny pipe". Then I'll devise some type of attachment gizmo like you did.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim crockett View Post
    I bought one of those expecting some type of attachment gizmo. Nope, no such luck. I also found that it will not fit my 2-1/2" ShopVac hose - won't fit over the end of the hose, won't fit inside the end of the hose....same size. So now I'm trying to find some type of connector that will allow me to attach my vacuum hose to the "funny pipe". Then I'll devise some type of attachment gizmo like you did.

    Jim
    Jim, you might try the rubber drain line couplings that have hose clamps at each end. Something like this:



    I've used them for shop vac hose couplings, and also used the similar rubber reducers to adapt a 4" DC line to fit the 2 1/2" shop vac tools.
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    another thought that we may have forgot is the shutoff that would be needed is gonna fit right in the hose and then you just tighten that to your DC pipe..
    DC pipe -shut off-goofy pipe-chips
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    A shop-vac hose coupler is what I used. I got 6 of these at Sears on clearance at 49 cents each (I'm always on the lookout for odds and ends on the cheap):

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    It clamps into the wood piece and accepts a friction fit from the vac hose and the ridgid-flex stuff:

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    Our usual go-to stores all have a variation on these end fixtures. I got a couple sets at Rockler during a sale some time back:

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    With my table's design and my fence, a wrap-around approach to the rear is a common use:

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    I have some additional parts and blast gates that I plan to rig up as the same auto-on vac is used for the DP's, scroll saw and my smaller BS. It is so easy to just swing the vac hose where I want it that the gates, etc. have been sitting nearby on the floor for months .
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    You are one clever guy. Glenn. The next time I am in California, can I visit your shop?

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