Chip deflector for Easy Wood Tools

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Blog entry by Woodknack posted 05-30-2014 08:42 PM 2304 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Old video, only 480p, that I dug up to play around with Cyberlink Power Director 12.

Chips from the square cutter tend to fly straight back at your fingers and if the wood is just the right hardness, will give you a thousand little paper cuts and that isn’t fun. Commercial versions seemed expensive for a piece of plexiglass so here is a simple shop made version. Changes I would make are bigger magnets and a shorter wood base. I keep meaning to cut these down.

-- Rick M,

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#1 posted 05-30-2014 10:29 PM

Very cool Rick. I’d like to see it in action

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 05-30-2014 10:35 PM

I like your cheap, quick chip deflector. There are certain times when those chips are pounding on the fingers. I wish I thought of it. Great project. Also a good idea with the magnets.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 05-31-2014 12:45 AM

Roger I had a good opportunity today to record how well they work, I was roughing pear blanks, but it didn’t occur to me. Basically just a stream of wood chips flying straight back, they hit the deflector and split right and left, mostly right because my DC hose is on that side.

Yeah, I came in the house one night and after washing up my hand was on fire. The next day I made these deflectors.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 05-31-2014 01:34 AM

OK Rick…..As a follower I have come to my personal conclusion – you suck:) Everything you do is always a common sense, back to basics, real world solution to everyday problems. So if every thing you do is common sense then why is it that you are always coming up with something the rest of us never thought of? Common sense must be something that is not really common.

I think I’ll keep following your posts until I sort this out. Nice job Rick – as always. Good on ya guy.


-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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#5 posted 05-31-2014 02:16 AM

Ingenious. BRAVO !!!

I like the way you set the magnets. I tried gluing three tiny ones in row today, and they’re so powerful that they wanted to clump together in a gummy mess. :(

You need to do something with switchable welder’s magnets. Those suckers are so strong that they’re dangerous.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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