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    A Bradley Copycat - Partly

    After seeing Jim's post about the DC modification to his bandsaw a couple of weeks ago, I thought it would be a good addition to do in my spare time. Yeah, what's that?

    While doing some routine bandsaw maintenance today, I decided to tweak my BSDC to reach under the table. I have a 5" DC drop going through a blast gate to a 5/4 reducer, then a 4" wye to both of the 4" ports on my G0513.
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    I didn't want to completely re-do the ducting, so I simply cut an opening in a short section of 4" flex between the wye and the duct going to the bottom BS port. I used aluminum duct tape to seal the joint and ran 2.25" shopvac flex under the table.
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    I put a 90* elbow at the end of the flex near the blade.
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    To increase suction on the 2.25" tube, I closed off 3/4 of the port inside the base of the saw.
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    So far, it works better than before, but I'll probably add a box under the table, per JCB's design.

    (We'll see how much dust I have after running the 180 mahogany strips I need for my credenza lattice! )
    Last edited by Bill Arnold; 10-27-2011 at 06:00 PM.
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    Looks good, Bill. Just goes to show that not only can an old dog learn new tricks, but he can teach a few, too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks good, Bill. Just goes to show that not only can an old dog learn new tricks, but he can teach a few, too.


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    Amen!
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    Bow Wow.

    I'm always glad to be of service---especially when it does not strain my back or cost money.

    Oh well, so much for altruism.

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    Another one to add to my "gotta do" list
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Bow Wow.

    I'm always glad to be of service---especially when it does not strain my back or cost money.

    Oh well, so much for altruism.

    Enjoy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I'm just glad you weren't mad at me for implying you are a dog. Old-ish, perhaps, but never a dog.
    Hey, Some of my best friends are dogs....

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    Good point, Brent. I like most dogs more than I like most people. So maybe Jim is a dog after all, because I do like him quite a bit.
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    Nice upgrade Bill. This Bradley thing is very soon going to be an adopted new standard say like ISO.

    There will be the
    Bradley shop layout standard BSLS 1000
    Bradley jig and fixture standard BJFS 1002
    Bradley dust extraction standard BDES 1003
    subset of the BDES 1003 will be the BDES part 1 section A that deals with specific machine dust extraction set ups and in this particular case part A would be the bandsaw.

    Now all we need is multipage form for certification application, payment of theappropriate audit fee and of couse the physical inspection not to forget the inspectors gift (bribe) and free lunch.
    Then some time later (undefined) you will recieve you embossed seal stamped and signed certification certificate provided of course you kept the proper construction file records on hand in your shop and up to date with the relevant change notices properly completed and signed off.

    Only this is i dont have a clue who the authorising authority is going to be given the conflict arising with the Ce mark standards.

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I'm just glad you weren't mad at me for implying you are a dog. Old-ish, perhaps, but never a dog.
    Old Ish Ka Bibble was a funny comedian. Of course the younger people don't have a clue about what I am talking about. Of course some of the older ones don't have a clue either because I don't have a clue how Ish spelled his name.

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