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Shop in the Sky #5: Lathe Table with dust collection

956 days ago by EROCK | 2 comments »

Newest addition to the ongoing project is a new table for my mini lathe. I had issues before with chips/dust collecting under the motor, causing it to get extremely hot. My solution to this was to use the table saw dust collection hood that I had laying around and inset it into the table top. I feel this will adequately stop the dust from collecting, as well as cause a stream of cool air to constantly be passing by the motor, causing it to run much cooler. After I get a chance to test out a piece, I plan on adding an additional dust chute at the rear of the table to hopefully catch some more chips. I know it’s impossible to collect all the chips, but minimizing it is acceptabl...

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