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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 780 days ago 6731 reads 3 times favorited 9 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

568 posts in 2900 days


#1 posted 780 days ago

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_

3376 posts in 1146 days


#2 posted 780 days ago

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

568 posts in 2900 days


#3 posted 780 days ago

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 780 days ago

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_

3376 posts in 1146 days


#5 posted 780 days ago

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

4119 posts in 1490 days


#6 posted 780 days ago

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 780 days ago

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_

3376 posts in 1146 days


#8 posted 780 days ago

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 780 days ago

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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