Vacuum clamp and a couple of ideas for the workshop

Hello, dear readers and DIY !
Some of you probably have a small workshop or garage where you make your own homemade products.
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “Lebeon” will tell you about a few useful tools that are useful even for a small workshop.
 Vacuum Materials required for DIY.
– Sheet plywood, laminated MDF board
– Sealing rubber for windows
– Plastic water pipes, tees
– Aluminum profile (rails) for sliding doors
– Self-adhesive measuring tape, double-sided tape, 3M insulating tape.
Tools used by the author.
– Construction vacuum cleaner
– Screwdriver, Forstner drills
– Apparatus for welding PP pipes, pipe cutter
– Technical hair dryer – Electric jigsaw
– Digital vernier caliper, tape measure
– Knife, pencil, square, hammer.
Manufacturing process.
Surely in your workshop there is a workbench or work table. For convenient and safe processing of wooden or metal workpieces – they need to be fixed on the workbench with clamps, or clamped in a vice. Moreover, each time you have to spend time on fixing, and it is inconvenient to unfold the blanks.
The author proposes to make a vacuum “clamp” on one of the parts of the workbench. It will be especially relevant for those whose workshop already has a system of centralized removal of dust and shavings, or simply has a construction vacuum cleaner.
To do this, in a convenient place on the tabletop, you need to drill a Forstner drill or crown a hole into which the tip of the vacuum cleaner hose would fit tightly .
Vacuum From the underside of the worktop, insert the hose nozzle into the hole, or connect the pipe for the chip removal system. In the case of the latter, you will need to think over and install shutoff valves on the rest of the machines.
Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum A common window rubber is glued around the hole. Moreover, it is unnecessary to take a wide W-shaped elastic band, it is better if it has a single rounded profile. So dust and debris will not accumulate on it, and let air pass under the workpiece.
As a result, you should get a closed loop of sealing rubber.
Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum  Vacuum A few more individual strips can be glued side by side. This will give the part additional support points and will not dangle.
Vacuum Everything is ready, you can turn on the vacuum cleaner. Only lightly attaching the workpiece to the elastic band, it will be securely pressed against the workbench. As you can see, you can safely perform milling.
Of course, you should take into account the possibility of a sudden blackout. You will have a couple of seconds while the pressure in the pipe remains low and the part is still held on the suction cup.
 Vacuum Vacuum clamp and steam ideas for the workshop  Vacuum Vacuum & laquo; clamp & raquo; and a couple of ideas for the workshop It is also worth considering a system for conveniently turning on the vacuum cleaner by installing a separate switch on the counter of the workbench. It's even easier to install a 433MHz radio-controlled switch , then there will be no extra wires near the workbench.
Vacuum Next homemade product – this is a simple holder for garbage bags.
If you still have cuttings from water pipes after repairs, then just they can be used.
First you need to cut the plastic pipe with a hacksaw or a pipe cutter into pieces of four pieces of each size. 400 mm will go to the racks, 330 mm are needed for the lower ring, and the upper ring of the holder will be made of 250 mm.
 Vacuum Vacuum clamp and steam ideas for the workshop The master will connect pipes with tees using an apparatus for welding PP pipes. First of all, tees are soldered to the posts from one side.
Vacuum Further blanks of the lower ring are soldered to these details.
Vacuum Vacuum clamp and steam ideas for the workshop Top ring elements and tees are assembled into a chain.
Vacuum Vacuum Also connects in the W-shaped row and the first set of” corners ” .
Vacuum  Vacuum Vacuum  Vacuum Now all these blanks are connected in a kind of ladder.
 Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum To bend the rows of pipes into rings, the master consistently warms them up with a technical hairdryer .
Vacuum  Vacuum Vacuum clamp and steam ideas for the workshop Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum clamp and steam ideas for the workshop  Vacuum Vacuum clamp and steam ideas for the workshop The gap in the last connection in the upper ring prevents a soldering iron from being inserted into it, here I also had to warm up the pipe and tee with a hairdryer.
Vacuum Vacuum Here's a holder for packages turned out.
Vacuum  Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum An interesting application can be found for scraps of an aluminum profile (rail) for sliding doors.
Such a profile has two parallel grooves at once.
The wizard suggests making a convenient device for quick marking of workpieces in the same size.
The first step is to make a restrictive block carriage. For this, a piece of thick MDF or chipboard is suitable. In this case, the author cut out a rectangular piece measuring 95 × 75 mm.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "Vacuum" clamp "and a couple of ideas for the workshop" src = ""/> On the block obtained (from the bottom side), you need to accurately mark the position of the centers of the grooves, and draw two parallel lines corresponding to the grooves.
Vacuum clamp and steam ideas for the workshop  Vacuum Vacuum Focusing on the marked lines, the author screw in two screws each. This must be done exactly, otherwise the carriage may not fit into the grooves.
Vacuum Vacuum The heads of the screws are inserted into the grooves, and the carriage can move freely along the guide .
Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum To fix the position of the carriage on the guide, you need a clamping mechanism.
The master took an ordinary bolt and nut, and measured their diameters with a vernier caliper.
Vacuum clamp and steam ideas for the workshop  Vacuum First of all, in the center of the carriage, from its bottom side, a blind bore hole for the nut is drilled with a 20-mm Forstner drill.
 Vacuum Vacuum A through hole for the bolt is made with a 15 mm drill.
Vacuum Vacuum clamp and steam ideas for the workshop Vacuum A nut is pressed into the bore. To keep it from dangling (if the hole is large), you can additionally secure it with a second glue.
Vacuum The tip of the bolt should be sanded to remove burrs and will not scratch the measuring tape.
Vacuum Vacuum Having screwed the bolt into the nut, the master additionally wound several turns of insulating tape, and formed a soft tip. Instead of electrical tape, it is better to put on a piece of heat shrink tubing.
Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum The profile surface between the rails is flat, and the width of this area is just right for tape from a tape measure. As you know, tape measure wears out the most part of the tape up to 1 meter, and the tool has to be changed. This is where the remaining tape comes in handy. It needs to be glued to the profile between the rails with double-sided tape.
The best solution would be to use a self-adhesive measuring tape.
Vacuum clamp and steam ideas for the workshop  Vacuum This ruler with a locking block can be used not only as a separate measuring tool. For example, you can fix it on the upper part of the miter saw stop, and modify the limiting block, making it L-shaped.
Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum  Vacuum clamp and a couple of ideas for the workshop Thank the author for the interesting and simple adaptations for the workshop!
Good mood, good health, and interesting ideas to all!
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