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Reply #7 - Jan 5th, 2015 at 1:00am
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And I thought mine was cheap and simple...good job, Mitch
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 21st, 2014 at 7:17am
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That is a great vac box Mitch, thanks for sharing.
  
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Reply #5 - May 3rd, 2014 at 3:39am
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Tom, the lid had no holes, but little indented "dimples" on it so I just drilled them out with my power drill & a small drill bit. Then I cut a slot in the side for the vaccume cleaner crevice tool to slide into, making sure it's a tight fit. Didnt take long at all really! (Cant wait to use it again!!)
  
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Reply #4 - May 2nd, 2014 at 8:55am
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Mitch...did it already have the holes in the lid?  Or did you drill them yourself?
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Reply #3 - May 2nd, 2014 at 5:36am
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G'day staukorb;
The box I used is a small "Tupperware" type lunch box & it is quite rigid & strong. (I bought it specifically to turn into a vac box!)  When I need to make a bigger one I will buy a bigger container! I guess I'm a bit lazy-I thought I'd try this before I had to make a wooden one-& it worked! 
  
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Reply #2 - May 2nd, 2014 at 5:05am
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Neat way to "recycle", Mitch!  I'd have thought that the plastic box might collapse under vacuum.  I made mine out of an small, but relatively shallow, wood storage box that had been taking up room (still does Roll Eyes).  Quite a bit larger, tho, to where I can use up to an A4 sized sheet of plastic.
  

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Reply #1 - Apr 28th, 2014 at 11:23pm
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Mitch, that is cheaper than what l spent on the wood for mine. Great job on keeping costs down.

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Cheap vac box
Apr 28th, 2014 at 9:28pm
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Just thought I'd put a pic of a cheap vac box I made. $2.50 for the plastic container, the rest I found in the shed. Works fine!!
  

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