First off – thanks to the folks who are following along this crazy journey…....appreciate it….......
Put the workbench finish on the tops and got the main 8’ table attached. This had to be squared up to the RAS so had to be done first. Now I can focus on the miter saw.
Dust collection on the miter saw is always marginal, and I’ve been thinking about this for awhile…...time will tell how well it works….
Started with a spacer piece to plug the big gap in front of the saw:
This should allow the saw to work correctly and not spew dust out the front….....I think.
Next – built a dust drawer out of scraps to sit under the saw:
Lastly – built a deflector behind the saw to divert the dust down. This will not be that clear in the pictures, but used some gray rubber sheets to help with the process. The idea is to design a system that works for all cuts, including miters…..time will tell.
The deflector box is removable – here it is on the bench:
And the underside – the rubber sheet is stapled on:
On the saw – will take some time to work out the exact details:
First tests look good – lots of dust in the drawer – still use the dust collector on the port, which catches most of it, so we just need to collect the rest…..:)
Thanks for looking….......
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA