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Dust collectors are not associated with much of a variety of "accessories" but there are a few and today I am going to touch on a couple of recent upgrades I made to my new Oneida Mini Gorilla Dust Collector.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/2sEo6NAVrLM
I'm starting this session off with the first upgrade I made, which is a remote Off/On switch, but it's really more complex than that and so I am only going to touch lightly on the topic ...
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Sometimes when I am setting up for a video on a topic, I realize there are a bunch of tips and tricks in the video that I have either never covered, or a bundle of ideas that sort of run together because they are all related .. and so is this version of tips and tricks ...
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/edqyTk6RsyM
And starting off with something called Adventure tape, and like a lot of things, it was never designed for woodworking, but woodworkers are a creative bunch of people and they can often find good uses for things that others never dreamed of ...
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I know ... some people will think I am joking, but anyone who reads the title, and has a finger, wrist, or another part of the body injured when a drill bit accidentally "grabbed" the wood, or metal they were holding with their hands, and turned it into a spinning jackhammer, will know I am not joking. Drill presses are geared very low which means they can deliver a LOT of force, and if you think you can hold a piece of wood or metal with your hand, that gets "grabbed" by a drill bit, you are wrong.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/IBClMGt_S8s
Think about this ... my drill press has a 110 Volt, 9 amp motor, not huge, but that equates to 1-1/4 horsepower. How many times have you been drilling with a battery-powered hand drill that "grabbed the wood" and twisted the drill right out of your hand or at least tried to (and maybe even caused an injury)? That is a lowly battery-operated cordless drill and it can do that, imagine what a drill press could do that has probably 5 times the force.
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I was first introduced to Starbond because they solved a problem I had, and that problem was finding a CA Glue that was not clear, but colored so that I could use it for filling knot holes and cracks in wood ... Starbond was the only supplier I could find the filled that need ...
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/AfHr6lYG4os
Since then I have come to rely on them for other similar kinds of products and Starbond has continued to innovate their line of products by making a new product that fills other needs in woodworking and other mediums that have unique requirements for their specific line of work.
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I often try to improve on existing woodworking tips and tricks by testing new ideas, when these new ideas work better than previous versions, I seem to forget about them and just carry on using them without sharing them ... so here are a few improvements I have worked on ...
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/8Gj8nV8T_uQ
And starting with a "speed square", a tool I seldom use, and yet I have 3 of them, all different sizes and only the smallest one is accurate enough to use for woodworking, the other 2 I only use for carpentry work like building fences and other home reno builds ...
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The time had come for me to upgrade my dust collection system. The older dust collection system I had been using for many years had served me well, but was taking up a lot of space in my tiny workshop and I just didn't have the power of newer systems.
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I have always liked the Oneida dust collection systems because they offer a wide array of solutions. I did briefly look at other systems but kept coming back to Oneida and specifically to the Mini Gorilla system because of the power and space-saving it offered me ... and so that is what I purchased.
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