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  1. #21
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    I've ordered a 12" x 48" HDPE and the Vacuum Pump that joeswoodworking site has along with various accessories. I am trying to decide if I want to make the last foot on my bot a dedicated area for my vacuum since I won't be needing the whole table. I really have very few plans on using a full sheet of plywood and when I do I can keep the cuts to 6-7' of it. I will set it up for a 4 station system but will probably only use 2 at a time. I have no issues doing cuts with an onion skin as I have a 24" dual drum sander to clean the last bit up and with tabs the smaller pieces won't just fall out. I will post my progress and final setup for anyone that is interested. Thanks for all of your suggestions.
    2005 PRT Alpha 48x96
    2013 Colombo 3hp spindle
    Indexer (converted lathe)
    Aspire 9.0

  2. #22
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    Interested Joe, post pics and results please
    Scott Plaisted
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 9
    Maine

  3. #23
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    Yes Joe that is the stuff. I route a groove for it .325 deep with a .375 ball nose bit and the vacuum will pull the last .050 down flush with the fixture. Cut the gasket a little long and square, compress it into the groove and the butt jointed end doesn't have to be glued. BOB

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