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Dust Hood Couplers - 4" to 4" to 2-1/2"

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Blog entry by Joe Lyddon posted 04-05-2012 01:31 AM 1822 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got two dust Hoods from Rockler on Sale…
They require a 4” Hose-type connection…
I DO NOT want to use 4” Hose!

I also have a 4” to 2-1/2” Coupler that I got from Rockler.
It TOO wants to connect to 4” Hose!
I DO NOT want to use 4” hose!

I want to connect the 4” to 2-1/2” coupler to the Hoods – Simple!
They DO NOT make such a device!
So, I have make a Coupler to couple 4” Hood to 4” to 2-1/2” converter!

This describes the process of making those couplers!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"



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patron

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#1 posted 04-05-2012 01:40 AM

i’m guessing it works joe

at least it looks like it does

glad you are back in the shop

i like the designer paper
for the router pattern

is this from your cut-out dolls lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-05-2012 03:30 AM

David,

I made the same type of Coupler for my bandsaw a long time ago…

This was the Second time around… but I made three this time.

They DO work…

That paper was from the newspaper bin to help adjust the size of the hole in the Master pattern…
... no paper dolls were spared… Left them intact in my Collection! LOL

I’ve been in the shop… just haven’t posted much of the stuff done…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 04:53 AM

Joe,

And why is it that no one sells a store-bought “coupler”? I need a few of these. I’ve just relied on that old trusty duct tape since I’ve never been able to find 4”-to-4” couplers, but these would be better. My to-do list keeps getting longer! ;-) Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 05:04 AM

L/W,

I used to do the same thing until I GOT SICK of it!

This is the first one I made for the Bandsaw…

There were 4 strips in this one… 3 are only really needed…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 04-05-2012 05:28 AM

Try replacement parts from dewalt. The 734 planer came with a coupler so that a 2-1/2” shop vac hose can attach to the 4” opening on the dust chute. I’ve used it on there and on my table saw. Now I’m using it on the dust collector till I can buy a 4” hose for the DC and not have to use a coupler. Otherwise good looking design.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#6 posted 04-05-2012 06:57 PM

... Now, you tell me… LOL

Don’t need anymore now!

Thank you… I will try to find it and, at least, Bookmark it. LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 04-05-2012 07:21 PM

I was lazy, & went this way for blast gates!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 04-05-2012 11:07 PM

Dick, That costs $70!!

Mine didn’t cost me anything except the glue, dulling the router bit, some sanding, and paint… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 04-06-2012 12:16 AM

I’m sorry that I forgot to tell you the nice job you did on the couplers.

Since I retired I don’t have time to make my own. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 04-06-2012 04:01 AM

Dick,

Since you have retired, you’re getting more $$$ than I am! LOL

Since I retired, I don’t have the money to Buy my own! LOL
... I have to make my own… if I can… ! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 04-07-2012 12:58 PM

Nice job , Joe. I run int that a lot and use pvc pipe fitting and turn them to fit the right diametersd and glue them together. You appreciate them better if you make them yourself, too….........good show, Joe

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 04-07-2012 04:37 PM

Jim Jakosh:
That sounds like a good idea & simpler way to make them.

Are you saying you “turn” the PVC on a lathe or what?

Could you show some pictures of your PVC couplings?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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