Lathing zen – making a vaccum hose adapter

Craft & Design

I don’t quite know why, but viewing detailed production process vids like this one, can induce a decidedly blissful, even zen-like state in my brain – and I’ve heard others report similar effects. Gfixler’s above video, documents some quality time he spent with a Sherline 4400 CNC mini lathe – mistakes, mishaps, and all –

I needed a way to hook my shop vac hose to the square tube aluminum extrusion I recently made into a manifold for the Loc-Line tubing I’m using as a vacuum system for my mini mill. Here’s how I did it.

Some might say it’s a lot time to spend producing something as mundane as a hose adapter – but the satisfaction of using your own brand of hardware makes it very much worthwhile.

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