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    Make your own

    Since buying my Woodmaster drum sander last year, I have looked high & low for a DC connector that would fit both the Woodmaster and the female quick connect on my portable DC. I guess the Woodmaster is designed to have a hose connected permanently to it but I live in a mobile base/quick connect world.

    After buying a few plastic adapters, none of which would fit the 4” OD straight tube on the sander, I decided to dust off the old Logan and make my own….

    Now all I have to do is clean up the aluminum chips, they’re EVERYWHERE!
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    you couldnt wait culd ya

    you really wanted to make yur own anyway,,who you think yur foolin bruce.. looks fantastic.. maybe you could try out for a machinist job when you retire from rocket science..
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    Very cool, Bruce. I need to figure out something similar for the connection to the dust hood I'm using at the lathe. I use the same female quick-connect as you do, but the male counterpart on the dust hood is just a tweak too big. I can fit the quick-connect on, but it only goes on about 1/8", so it's not a real robust connection. I'm leaning towards rubber sewer pipe couplings with the hose clamps at both ends, but your machined aluminum sure came out nice.
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    That has to be one of the most expensive DC fittings I've ever seen (factoring in your time.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very cool, Bruce. I need to figure out something similar for the connection to the dust hood I'm using at the lathe. I use the same female quick-connect as you do, but the male counterpart on the dust hood is just a tweak too big. I can fit the quick-connect on, but it only goes on about 1/8", so it's not a real robust connection. I'm leaning towards rubber sewer pipe couplings with the hose clamps at both ends, but your machined aluminum sure came out nice.
    Very cool job Bruce.

    Vaughn,

    I have had similar "almost" fittings for QC and I just hand sanded the male portion. Go slow because it is surprising how 'suddenly' the QC will slip right on. HTH. You might get lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meiser View Post
    That has to be one of the most expensive DC fittings I've ever seen (factoring in your time.)
    Matt, this only took a couple of hours and I work cheap (for myself).

    Larry, I think you have me figured out..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very cool, Bruce. I need to figure out something similar for the connection to the dust hood I'm using at the lathe. I use the same female quick-connect as you do, but the male counterpart on the dust hood is just a tweak too big. I can fit the quick-connect on, but it only goes on about 1/8", so it's not a real robust connection. I'm leaning towards rubber sewer pipe couplings with the hose clamps at both ends, but your machined aluminum sure came out nice.
    Vaughn, the female quick connect has a 4* taper on it so if your mustard hood has a straight pipe on it you got the same problem that I had. I could force the QC onto the Woodmaster (I broke one) but it would barely stay on.
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    one."
    --Winston Churchill, in response




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    Pretty nifty Bruce. Ain't it great when you have the tools to make tools? I have a cheapie Grizzly metal lathe/mill combo similar to the Smithies, that I bought specifically and thus use almost exclusively woodworking ( I make and thread my own 1 1/2 inch dowels). I know almost nothing about turning metal on it, so if I was to make something like you needed I would probably try and make it out of wood. Something like osage orange, hard, dense. It would of course be bulky and not as sweet looking as yours.
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    Thanks Dave. That is a pretty cool nut & bolt in your avatar!
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    one."
    --Winston Churchill, in response




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    Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. BTW, if I had a lathe like that I'd make lots more stuff.
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