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Jim Byrnes Thickness Sander
Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:14 AM
I must have been pretty good last year because Santa also bought me a Byrnes Thickness Sander!
I finally got the chance to play with it yesterday and I found that the dust port does not fit to my Black & Decker Shop Vac. My question is whether or not I can use "off the shelf" PVC fittings to make an adapter or do I need to scratch build something?
I know you guys have the answer .
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Connecticut Marine Model Society
Nautical Research Guild
Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:39 AM
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HMS Triton Cross Section
Current Build: Model Shipways Glad Tidings
Almost Finished: Model Shipways Bounty Launch
Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:41 AM
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Current build : USS Constitution
Finished builds: Armed Virginia Sloop (in gallery)
Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:55 AM
There is a Byrnes adaptor thread on here somewhere. I have a Fein shop vac which is in a metric size. I had to use two adaptors, one inside the other, for a tight seal. You might be able to get away with one adaptor and some gaffer tape.
The thickness sander is awesome by the way. I don't use it nearly as often as the table saw and disc sander, but when I do, I am thankful I have it.
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Terminated build: HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)
On the shelf: Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde
Future scratch builds: HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)
Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:40 AM
I got this adapter from Lowes for my Byrnes Saw. It works great attaching my shop vac to my Byrnes saw.
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Member - Hampton Roads Ship Model Society
Current Build - Armed Virginia Sloop
Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:25 AM
I have not bothered with an adapter but my Fein vac hose, which is metric, traps every bit of the dust when I just set it into the top port. Someday I will remember to get the adapter and will have a tight fit - but it's not been necessary yet.
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Kurt Van Dahm
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NAUTICAL RESEARCH GUILD
Nautical Research & Model Ship Society of Chicago
Midwest Model Shipwrights
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Butch O'Hare - IPMS
Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:39 PM
If needed to accommodate a slight mismatch in diameters, a gasket can be cut from polyurethane foam from a craft store such as JoAnn, It comes in 2mm and 6mm thickness. Cut the material to the width needed and oversize in length, wrap it around the fitting, and then cut it on a long diagonal. A spot of glue or double-stick cellophane tape will hold it in place.
Edited by Bob Blarney, 05 January 2017 - 02:40 PM.
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:02 PM
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