Today I went to a local wholesale restaurant supply place, and
bought 2 clear plastic canisters, with widemouth circular
openings. The plastic is rather soft, can be cut with an xacto.
The sides are flatish, not round like a jug. I layed them flat on
their sides, and at right angles to one another- the bottom of
one butts up against the side, at the bottom of the other. I
cut pieces of each out, where they touched, and stuck them
together with clear silicone caulking. I split some soft viyl
tubing, and put a length of it around each circular opening, to
make it more comfortable for my wrists. If that’s not
satisfactory, I’ll pad it with foam rubber.
The circular openings serve to put my hands and wrists through,
along with my foredom handpiece! I will grind and polish with
rubber wheels and compounds inside this contraption, catching
most, if not all debris inside. When I’m through for the day, I
can either empty it for refining, or screw on the caps, and leave
it for next time. It doesn’t have a vacuum connection, but it
could. It cost me $3.66. I’ll let you know if it works.
I’ve had all sorts of respiratory problems this winter,
including pneumonia and asthma, with two hospitalizations. I’m
not ready to admit that my work caused it, but I can’t believe
that it helps any! So if anyone can answer my last posts about a
real dust collector machine, I’d be greatful. That would of
course be for my big polishing wheel Thanks, Ruth