View Full Version : Some things are so SIMPLE

harry strasil
03-30-2008, 10:48 PM
Sometimes you just happen on things by accident, this idea turned our rather well.

Problem - Vacuming the chips when drilling especially with forstner bits, chips go all over.

Solution - A plastic glass from the local convience store.

Just cut the top edge off and then cut one side, spread apart and slip over dust hose, the tension holds it there. The swirling of the vacum picks up all the swarf from the bit inside the containment.

Jason Beam
03-30-2008, 11:35 PM
Oh heck that's a dang nifty one ... love it. The most brilliant things are the simplest. Thanks, Harry!

Dave MacArthur
03-31-2008, 2:35 AM
harry, you have to turn that in to Pop Woodworking or another for that free router! Great tip!

Dave Chrudimsky
03-31-2008, 9:20 AM
Hey Harry,

I didn't know you outfitted a laser on one of your braces! :D


harry strasil
03-31-2008, 9:35 AM
it was late and my eyes were focused on the intersection of the drilling point. LOL

Don Bullock
03-31-2008, 9:37 AM
Harry, that's one of the best "shop tips" I've seen. It's cheap, easy and effective! Thanks for sharing. Yes, you need to send it into one of the WWing publications. I'm sure it's a winner.

Chuck Saunders
03-31-2008, 9:41 AM
Careful about crossing your eyes like that Harry. Great tip

harry strasil
05-27-2008, 11:52 AM
I sent the tip to Wood Magazine, I guess it wasn't even worth mentioning in their Mag. I have sent them several tips thru the years, none ever made it into the Mag. Duh

David G Baker
05-27-2008, 11:56 AM
We appreciate your tips even if Wood Mag doesn't. Keep them coming and thank you.