Saturday, March 14, 2015

Vacuum hose holder



Easy  to make Vacuum Hose Holder

 I am always trying to find ways to keep my shop clean and control the
dust, so I came up with this idea. A vacuum hose holder with magnets that
can be usrd for machines with metal tops and with it's large base can be clamped
on a workbench. I made something similar a while back but I find this one is easier 
to set up and move around.

Material list 
1   2x4"x 5"
1  1/2"x 5"x 11" Baltic Birch
2  Rare Earth Magnets                        


   Cut a piece of 2x4  to 5" length, I will use my  miter gauge on
the table saw.   Any scrap will be fine, the piece I used is white cedar.

To drill the hole for the hose you can clamp a small piece of wood on    
the table to raise the block. I did not measure the angle, I just
    raised it what I thought would work best. The hole saw used is
    2 1/4" this will be a good snug fit for the hose. 

Make some shape for the block.... just draw a curve on one side
 and  with  the scrap end you can copy it on the other side.....

....the block looks good and now can use a little bit of sanding.                                                              

Before the pieces can be glued together a line is drawn on the                                                        
 base and  taken over to the belt sander and sanded to a slight angle.                                                                                                                                                                           
The base is sanded to the line which is the thickness of the 2x4.                                                         
The angle will help keep the hose position against the table top.                                                        

The 2x4 and the base are now ready to be glued. For most of  my                                                          
projects I prefer Titebond  II.                                                                                                                   

Drill the holes using a 1 1/4" Forstner bit. This will be for the magnet cups.                                        
The magnet cups are used to increase the attractive power of the magnet.                                             

Install the cups  with screws.                                                                                                                
Tip:  V in the cups are made using the belt sander. They are                                                           
  put there if ever the magnets have to be taken out.                                                                
          To remove them they have to be pried out.                                                                                                                                                               

The vacuum holder sits secure on the table saw.                                                                                                

Hose on the workbench. With the large base area it can also
be clamped.    

The hose holder can sit on many different surfaces
but I will use it on the drill press the most.

See also:

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