Using Your Noodles - Part II

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Project by Sir_Robert posted 07-30-2008 09:11 PM 9871 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another application for the swimming pool noodle connectors. The versatility of the foam noodles allows you to fit from an ID (vacuum hose) to an OD (bandsaw dust port). I love noodles. They’re great!

-- Sir Robert

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#1 posted 07-30-2008 09:33 PM

it looks like it significantly reduces the diameter. are the particles small enough that it doesn’t matter? just curious.

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#2 posted 07-30-2008 10:58 PM

Thanks for the question, Hokie!

The reduced diameter in the bandsaw application is not a problem, since the size of the sawdust particles is small and the vacuum sucks them away quickly. This may not be the case on tools where chips are larger and could clog the vacuum tube. I confess I haven’t experimented yet with planers or jointers (don’t own any yet).

-- Sir Robert

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#3 posted 07-30-2008 11:10 PM

might look into this, because it isn’t a clean fit between my vac and bandsaw. the bandsaw makes a huge mess when I run it without the vac though, so this might be the solution.

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#4 posted 07-31-2008 04:13 AM

Again Great idea.


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#5 posted 07-31-2008 07:11 PM

GREAT IDEA THANKS!!!!! I’m off to the store. Baybe you created what may become a NOODLE SHORTAGE. ;-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 07-31-2008 07:18 PM

pretty slick…

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 07-31-2008 11:31 PM

Looks like there will be oodles of noodles from now on Sir Robert. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 02-17-2010 05:07 PM

I’m curious how these hold up over time in the shop.

The ones in our pool break down into little crumbs in a few weeks, but that is with being exposed to sun and chlorinated water. I no longer allow them in our pool because the little particles clog the skimmer basket.

-- Barry,

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