Saturday, August 25, 2018

Sidebar 18 Shop Update

It's been 8 months since my last shop update, so I have a lot to catch up on.  In this video, I talk about my latest project videos, some new products I like, and what's going on in the shop.  I need to start posting these updates more regularly than every 8 months, LOL.


Below are links to the different sites and products I mentioned in the video.  Check them out!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Make a Shop Vac Hose Adapter with Fusion 360 and a 3D Printer!

Trying to find the right size adapters for shop vac hoses is so frustrating!  I don't think the size I need even exists, so I set out to design it using Fusion 360 so I can print one on my Prusa i3 3D Printer.  Check out the video below to see if it worked!


This was a very rewarding project.  I had never used Fusion 360 before and only printed a few small objects from Thingiverse on my 3D printer.  Now I feel confident that I can design and 3D print any parts that I need.  It's always awesome to learn a new skill.

Shop Vac Hose Adapter by The Carmichael Workshop

The adapter connects really well with a nice friction fit in both ends.  One end goes into the vac hose and the other end accepts the vac attachments.  It worked! 



Shop Vac Hose Adapter by The Carmichael Workshop

I would like to thank Bob at I Like to Make Stuff for sharing his knowledge in the video below.  This gave me a great head start for making my own.



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