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Blog series by BlankMan updated 1702 days ago 7 parts 73824 reads 64 comments total

Part 1: Top, middle rail, and back glued in place

1737 days ago by BlankMan | 13 comments »

Well Sunday I finally got around to start building a new dust collection hood for behind my new miter saw. I had one behind my old miter saw but this new saw is wider and I had to redo the bench for it to fit thus making the old hood too small to cover the area needed. Been without one for about a year because I also picked up the Delta 12” RAS and had to redo the bench for that to fit also. So I wasn’t about to build a hood until both the RAS and miter saw were firmly mounted in ...

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Part 2: Top & Bottom of the Plenum Box Added

1736 days ago by BlankMan | 7 comments »

Now I’ve added the top and bottom to the plenum box in the back of the collection hood. The idea of the plenum box is to equally distribute the vacuum along the whole length of the opening to collect the sawdust. The 4” duct will connect to the top of the box, inside the plenum 2/3 down from the top is a divider board that splits the box into two chambers. The divider board has three holes in it, a 2-1/4” hole in the middle and two 2-3/8” holes one at each end. What I ...

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Part 3: Outlet & Saw Swivel Clearance

1732 days ago by BlankMan | 2 comments »

Well, I didn’t get to spend as much time over the 4 day Thanksgiving Holiday weekend as I wanted to working on this but I made some progress. I was actually hoping to have it done but not having the time and having to determine and make the template to do the cutout for the saw swivel clearance took a while. The cutout is not a continuous arc of the same radius because you need clearance for the guard here, the handle there and then the motor. And determining where to put the outlet was...

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Part 4: Plumbing To Connect The Chop Saw's Dust Port

1716 days ago by BlankMan | 4 comments »

Well I got sidetracked restoring the Jet sander but did spend time on this while working on that in between waiting for parts. I cut out the circle for the saw swivel clearance like six times. There was really no good way to measure it and get it right the first time because like I said with the blade guard, handle, and motor, the cutout is closer to half a teardrop then a circle. So I’d put the hood in place, put the saw in place, and see where it bound or was too close and cut it bigg...

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Part 5: Well It's In The Home Stretch

1713 days ago by BlankMan | 5 comments »

Three coats of poly on the areas that could be accessed in this position, flip it over and three on the areas remaining and the next blog entry should be of it in place, connected, and ready to go.

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Part 6: Installed!

1704 days ago by BlankMan | 12 comments »

Well, (drum roll please) here it is in place. If I get some time I take a video of it in action so you can see how it works, And I must say, it works pretty well. Saw locked down showing the dust port connection and the line cord grommet. And in the normal position.

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Part 7: Video Of It Suckin' Up da Dust

1702 days ago by BlankMan | 21 comments »

I shot a video of it in operation in High Definition Video and Stereo (really!) the link is below. I thought I’d show two last pictures of it as installed. The first showing the clearance cutout in the top allowing the saw to swivel (the clearance looks larger then it is due to the angle the shot was taken at, it’s just over a 1/4 inch), and by request a picture showing the connection to the cyclone duct. The swivel clearance. Its connection. Last but not least… ...

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