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Home-made Foredom Stand

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by John Van Domelen, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. John Van Domelen

    John Van Domelen Retired Forum Admin AAW Board Member

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    Home-made Foredom Stand


    I was wanting to take a pic of the stand I built, but the studio has been a mess of late. I 'lost' one of my new Typhoon bits right in the middle of working on a piece. I figured that I blew it on the floor with compressed air. Anyway, after much vacuuming, and checking the waste cans with a big magnet, I of course found the cutter in the back of the bit box... but the studio got cleaned, so I snapped a pic of the hanger.

    I did not like the commercial units - too flimsy. I made this one from Home Depot pipe.

    shopping list (all 1/2 pipe fittings:

    1 floor flange
    2 12 inch lengths pipe
    2 5 inch length pipe
    1 T fitting
    1 coupler fitting
    2 end caps

    Parts were under 20 bucks and it will last forever.
     

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  2. Ronald D. Black

    Ronald D. Black

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    Very nice! "Imagination is the mother of invention", or perhaps in this case four trips to the store is. Enjoy using it. :D:D
    Ron
     
  3. Rick Taylor

    Rick Taylor

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    John,
    Very nicely done! Economical and it even looks good!
    Rick
     
  4. Steve Worcester

    Steve Worcester Admin Emeritus

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    Looks like you buy Foredoms like chucks. Don't want to change a handpiece, so get another tool.
     
  5. John Van Domelen

    John Van Domelen Retired Forum Admin AAW Board Member

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    Guilty... :D

    Ebay -I have four Foredoms and a knock-off brand - don't wanna be dead in the water if I snap a flexshaft, the 1/4 burrs push these tools, though they don't complain, but a catch could snap the cable. Besides, I paid less than the cost of a new one for all of these.
     

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