Monday, December 4, 2017

Mini-lathe for xmas!

Bought myself an early christmas present:

then I figured I needed a project to start to learn how to use it, so I made an adapter for my vacuum.

Started with these parts:

Then I bored out the threads from the coupling so it fit snugly on the vacuum hose:

Next step was to thread the outside of the smaller piece of PVC to fit the coupling:

Then I bored out the small end on a taper to fit the crevice tool snugly:

The whole thing took forever and a lot of screwups, but that's kinda the point.  The taper isn't very cleanly bored, and while the threads work, I definitely didn't do them quickly or efficiently.  Anyway, fun stuff :)

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