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Dust and polishing with the flexshaft


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Hi all. I use a Van-i-Vac dust collection system I got from Rio, and
modified the end of the collection hose by duct-taping onto it a hook
I made from flat aluminum rod. I can place the hook over my leg so
the hose is in my lap and I can polish in a more relaxed manner.

I can place the piece and the flexshaft right at the mouth of the
collection hose where the suction is sufficient to pull the gunk in
regardless of which direction the flexshaft (or micromotor) is
spinning. I can also hook the hose over other pieces of shop
equipment for different angles and purposes. This is certainly not
an orthodox approach, but it gives me more options and freedom of
movement.

Allan Mason
silvermason.com