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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:53 PM
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Squared-up four of the 3-1/2" fixtures and attached presses to them. Glued one of the Waco's center section spars in place to give the presses a go.

I'm sure that there will be challenges using this system. It is not a catch-all solution to building and I did not throw away my building pins. But it is simple, and I'm already enjoying it.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:18 AM
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Just had to give the board a go Tom, haven't decided if I'm going to dive into the Waco head-long yet or not. I still have to square the building board fixtures.

The board does feel pretty natural though.

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You've got a start on the WACO. If you put it aside now, the parts will get lost.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:07 AM
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On the bit about raising and lowering your bench...

Every time I see an ambulance stretcher rolled into our hospital I think something like that would be pretty awesome. They can support a lot of weight but they aren't the most rigid things in the world. But I think an adaptation (someone mentioned scissor jack) would work well - particularly if they had some kind of tube-in-tube legs at the corners that could be clamped.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:02 PM
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I think I've found an avenue to a vertical adjustment.

The table in the pics adjusts from 24" to 48", but I can't see needing more than a 8"-10" swing. Though having more than that would be available.

Now all I need to do is figure out a design for the base, maybe with drawers.

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:59 PM
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That looks like a motorcycle lift which has been adapted. It will likely not be rigid enough to provide a stable platform.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 11:39 PM
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Thought about that. Hopefully the local Harbor Freight has one assembled and on the floor. I'll be able to see it up close. A rock solid surface isn't necessary.

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 11:40 PM
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Thought about that. Hopefully the local Harbor Freight has one assembled and on the floor. I'll be able to see it up close. A rock solid surface isn't necessary.

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 11:41 PM
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Old Jul 29, 2013, 10:41 PM
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No updates from you in a long time, but reading this thread was a pleasant way to spend this evening. Thanks.

Hope you are into building your model now that you have the pro-style bench complete.

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Old Jul 30, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Hi Tom,

The building board went right into use. I'm currently building a Dave Platt Waco YMF-3 on it:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1806391

The building board is sitting on top of my woodworking bench. I still have to come-up with an adjustable height system for it and band it with some sort of wood.

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Old Jul 30, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Great to hear.

Tom

PS: I am a woodworker and my vacuum bag setup came from Joewoodworker too.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 12:29 PM
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PS: I am a woodworker and my vacuum bag setup came from Joewoodworker too.
Cool!

Is there a pic of it on the website?

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Old Jul 30, 2013, 12:38 PM
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I built two. The venturi system first (and I use it the most because it is SO light, small, and fast). http://www.joewoodworker.com/veneering/v2-about.htm

And this one for smaller bags (4x6 and smaller) since I had a nice GAST pump sitting around (my 30 year box is overflowing.) . http://www.joewoodworker.com/veneering/EVS/concept.htm

In both setups I just use lengths of capped 4" PVC pipe as vacuum chambers and they work fine.

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Old Jul 30, 2013, 12:49 PM
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Thought about the venturi system just to save (precious) storage space. Harbor Friehgt had a sale on the air tanks though, and I had all the other "stuff" (except the pump and fittings) so I went with the tank style.

Fun stuff!

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Old Aug 14, 2013, 07:38 AM
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Looks awesome! Congrats!

Does anybody know a source for these magnets in europe? I couldn't find any.

Thanks
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