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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 07-10-2012 02:55 PM 7669 reads 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Didn’t really want to put this in as a project so I added it here as my blog. This is a miter dust hood, I built for my stationed miter saw. Measurements are 33” W x 21” H x 13 1/2” D This was built around my HF 10” sliding miter saw, I’ve since upgraded to a Dewalt and had to make modifications to fit the new saw. It has the large 4 port on the bottom that sucks all dust down through a 1/2” space between the back wall and the bottom that goes down into a hopper, the dust shoot on top of the saw I have another hose adapted to it as well not shown in the pictures which catches dust from the shoot.

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-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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Donna Menke

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 03:09 PM

Excellent contraption, Blackie. At woodcraft the dust from the sliding compound miter saw was the worse problem. We tried a couple of different hoods but none seemed to work very well. Your’s look to be quite efficient.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 04:03 PM

Donna you and your husband should plan a ride into town sometime and take a look at my shop.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Donna Menke

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 05:00 PM

Sure- thanks for the invite, but we go into town about twice a year- so don’t hold your breath. When we do- we will let you know ahead of time and you can send us directions. Donna

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 06:43 PM

This is a major Challenge

I tend to use the RAS as it causes less dust

and a bit quieter.

I’ve even thought about a fabric hood

How efficient are you finding it?

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 07-10-2012 07:30 PM

Jamie, it works great, what dust that doesn’t make to the back of the box I simply just brush it back and it gets sucked down, minimal dust on the floor. If you don’t have a slider just a compound you don’t have to build as big of a box I had to allow for the swing and back and forth.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 07-10-2012 08:39 PM

Randy, I’m impressed

I’m at the moment getting my DC fitted by

a friend and I think I may just try this if you don’t

mind

I’m fitting 3000 cubic meters per hour, which I

think is 192000 cubic foot per hour in 6” duct so

I think it will have the volume to get most.
jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Roger

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 12:17 AM

That is nice Randy. Anytime you can keep that dust outta your body, the better off you’ll be.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 07-11-2012 12:53 AM

Jamie this is what LJ is all about I wouldn’t of posted it if I didn’t think someone could use the idea actually I found the instructions here on LJ to build it so please be my guest, if you have any questions please ask.

Thanks Roger.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 07-11-2012 01:57 AM

That looks like a good solution for a chronic problem. I built several but they worked only fair. The dual ports/hoses are probably why yours works well. Mine would catch the sawdust but miss the fine airborne dust. I try really hard not to use mine at all.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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carnutakp

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#10 posted 09-30-2014 10:59 PM

Nice dust hood, but I took a quicker route. I use a big sturdy cardboard box to capture the dust without an exhaust hose. The deeper the box the better for catching dust and for putting scrap pieces in. Any time I need to, I just get a new cardboard box (usually free from some recycling location). A really good sturdy box will last for years and hold its shape, and I’ve been doing woodworking for about 40 years so far. I’ve built many dust catchers and found the box method the cheapest and easiest to use, even on my planers and router/shaper tables. Mine don’t look as good as the wood ones, but looks aren’t my goal. Note: The flaps on the front of the box where the saw goes can be left on and used as moveable wings to capture more dust on some project, or you can just fold them in to make the box stronger. The key is to find a good AMERICAN made heavy box. Chinese boxes are junk and don’t hold their shape or stand up to use. China doesn’t have good wood for paper stock, and when they get wet they fall apart.

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 10-01-2014 10:34 AM

Thanks for the cardboard idea, Actually Carnutkp I’ve since torn this thing apart and used for other projects and discarded the rest, It just got to the point that it was just getting in the way, I do how ever like your idea of a cardboard box, I’ve also upgraded that HF piece of junk M/S with a Dewalt.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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