posted on Apr, 23 2021 @ 01:30 PM
Having the right tools at hand (also remembering that you have them) can save so much time and hassle.
Choosing the right tool for the job is key, too.
Material science is a complete new field for me and it's so interesting. There are so many shortcuts to do things if you just know how to apply the
knowledge and physics.
Speaking of tool building, I recently built my own heavy material dispenser for the shop vac. The trick behind is simple air flow physics I applied
from (self)studying , it's just a 5" PVC Pipe with two "2 outlets. Pipe is vertical mounted, one end is sealed, the bottom end can be opened. It's
about 7 feet high. One outlet goes to the shop vac, the other one goes to a funnel that is mounted under the workbench and ends there for sticking in
the tools funnel.
The heavy material is sucked into the long pipe but there the air has more room to fill, expanding and the chunks and bits and stuffs can't be carried
in the airstream anymore. All that reaches the shop vac is air and fine dust, filtering it better than those blow up filter funnels. The pipe is
vertically mounted with pipe cuffs and theres a canister under it so the material can fall into it, I close the bottom again.
Because of the pipe, the sucking power is very constant until the pipe is completely filled. There are similar concepts from other cheapskates like
Material cost 30€ in the homeworkers department and about 30 minutes of real work, glueing the parts together and mounting the pipe.
23.4.2021 by ThatDamnDuckAgain because: (no reason given)