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    Quote Originally Posted by DZEC View Post
    Do you think the food saver could also be used to impregnate wood scale material with resin? Seems it should work with their Mason jar sealer kit, but I don’t know if it can draw a sufficient vacuum.

    I don’t own one, but I’m pretty sure I could convince SWHMBO that it would be a good purchase knowing that I could never convince her about buying a real vacuum system.
    I picked up one of these a couple of weeks ago:

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I've been keeping my eye on vacuum pumps for ages as I knew I wanted to build another vac setup for stabilizing. It was $79.99 when I bought it and unfortunately I see it has jumped up $20 since. But it works just fine and is WAY cheaper than most pumps I have seen in Canada. If you're looking for a reasonably-priced setup, maybe keep an eye on this and similar cheap pumps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DZEC View Post
    Do you think the food saver could also be used to impregnate wood scale material with resin? Seems it should work with their Mason jar sealer kit, but I donít know if it can draw a sufficient vacuum.

    I donít own one, but Iím pretty sure I could convince SWHMBO that it would be a good purchase knowing that I could never convince her about buying a real vacuum system.
    My vacuum sealer has the port and the tool to suck air out of wide mouth mason jars. It will put a bit of vacuum to it but the lid is easily pried off with fingers.

    While the exact set up isn't listed any more, I have one similar to this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/ABLAZE-Gallon...66&sr=8-6&th=1

    I've used it to add mineral oil to some bone blanks, (damn did those things bubble) I also have used to get neatsfoot oil into old dry horn.

    While it's not tall enough to stand a quart jar upright, I have laid them down on an angle and drawn a full pull. It's all I can do to get the lid off with my fingertips.

    I've given serious thought to adding another outlet that I could connect tubing to and then attach to the tool to go over mason jar to remove more air.
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    Makes me wonder if the vacuum pump I have for AC work would do the job. Id need a container with the. Proper fittings.
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    Cutting threads on 5/16 rod is easy with the right set up.
    Sadly I donít have that at the home shop currently and wanted to guarantee truly plumb, square threads so I cheated.
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    Use the work lathe and a jig and start my threads there.
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    I like your thinking! As long as the company is comfortable with 'Home Projects'-----------

    I remember watching dad use an adapter for his drill press to thread holes, damn was a smooth operation.
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    I have a refrigeration vacuum pump that I had thought of using but then I have a miking pump that I took out when the barn blew down. I have had that sitting in my shed for years originally thinking about investment casting. We used a weight to limit the vacuum with that pump for milking. I wonder how low it will get. A food saver seems just a little more than you would milk with.

    I can't remember the year of the truck but a 48 sticks in my mind. Someone previous had tapped an outlet into the intake manifold and I tried it once to prove it and milked the cows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Makes me wonder if the vacuum pump I have for AC work would do the job. Id need a container with the. Proper fittings.
    Jeez... I'm starting to feel like an Amazon shill. This is what I got to go with the pump. If you get something like this, it might (this one did, but check the listing) come with the hoses and gauge. Or if you have something that will work as a container, I bet you can get the hoses and gauge at harbor freight or somewhere similar.

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Just remember to shut off the tank before the pump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Just remember to shut off the tank before the pump!

    Don't ask !!! @$#"/ų$$:
    Richard
    +1 to that..where’d my oil go???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cangooner View Post
    Jeez... I'm starting to feel like an Amazon shill. This is what I got to go with the pump. If you get something like this, it might (this one did, but check the listing) come with the hoses and gauge. Or if you have something that will work as a container, I bet you can get the hoses and gauge at harbor freight or somewhere similar.

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    The original clear 'Plastic' lid that came with mine started to show 'crazing' so I contacted the seller and they said they would ship a replacement. Well time went by but the crazing didn't get any worse and finally a package from China showed up and they had sent not only a new lid, but it had the gauge and valves also.

    I sent the replacement to a friend since the old lid was holding up. I do hope he's found some use for it.

    Anyway the lids came with a silicone gasket and the gasket started falling out. So I'd use a bit of electrical tape to hold it in place.

    Finally I got tired of that as it would be hard to get a good seal. So I went to my local glass shop and had them cut me out a round of clear 1/2" thick Polycarbonate then I drilled and tapped holes for the gauge and valves, and bought a sheet of 1/8" black rubber, cut a gasket out then used contact cement to secure it and it works like a charm!

    Basically the 'Pot' is just that it's a Stainless Steel Pot without any handles.

    If you have a SS pot with a nice smooth flat and dent free rim then you could just have the Polycarbonate cut, drill for the attachments make a seal and be good to go.

    After a year of usage the polycarbonate still doesn't have any sign of crazing--------

    How the black rubber would stand up to chemicals like Cactus Juice I have no idea.
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