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Blog entry by OppyOppy posted 02-27-2015 07:30 PM 2366 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My RAS produces sawdust like there’s no tomorrow! So i bought a funnel shaped dust collector off the internet (i think it was about 15 bucks) and then took a couple of pieces of cherry and built a bracket for the bottom edge of the funnel. I then attached the cherry bracket to the RAS table. Pictures below.

-- -Ryan



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#1 posted 02-27-2015 08:35 PM

Looks like it’ll work fine.
Here’s what I did…

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/65410

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#2 posted 02-27-2015 11:54 PM

That “funnel shaped dust collector”, as you called it is called a Big Gulp…It’ll do the job, as long as you’re not up aganist a wall. If you ever do move it close to wall, or mount it in some kind of cabinet, you’ll have to change tatics…..Several years ago, I built a mier saw and radial arm saw cabinet, and ran duct work to both.

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#3 posted 02-28-2015 12:49 PM

That “funnel shaped dust collector”, as you called it is called a Big Gulp…It ll do the job, as long as you re not up aganist a wall. If you ever do move it close to wall, or mount it in some kind of cabinet, you ll have to change tatics…..Several years ago, I built a mier saw and radial arm saw cabinet, and ran duct work to both.

- Rick Dennington

Not sure what You mean – the saw is on a movable stand and I wouldn’t remove it

-- -Ryan

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#4 posted 02-28-2015 02:50 PM

Ryan. I believe what he’s saying is that your setup works fine so long as you have room BEHIND the saw. If you look at some of the LJs workshop pages, you’ll find may of them put their RAS ( and miter saws) up against the wall.

If your saw was against the wall you wouldn’t have room for that chute and the necessary hose that connects to it. Mine is also in the middle of my shop floor, which you can see in my link above I have walking room all around it. .

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#5 posted 02-28-2015 02:55 PM



Ryan. I believe what he s saying is that your setup works fine so long as you have room BEHIND the saw. If you look at some of the LJs workshop pages, you ll find may of them put their RAS ( and miter saws) up against the wall. If your saw was against the wall you wouldn t have room for that chute and the necessary hose that connects to it. Mine is also in the middle of my shop floor, which you can see in my link above I have walking room all around it. .

- JoeinGa

Hi JoeInGa,

Now that you’ve explained it, i get it too. His comment makes sense.
Thanks,

-- -Ryan

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#6 posted 02-28-2015 03:55 PM

Hello Ryan,

Sorry for the rushed answer I posted…I was interupted, and just now getting back to your thread….

This was what I was trying to explan about your miter saw / radial arm saw being up aganist the wall, as opposed to being freestanding out from the wall….As JoeinGa explaned it, here’s a couple of pictures of my setup. I built this about 10 years ago, has plenty of storage and drawers, and handles boards up to 16 ft.


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#7 posted 02-28-2015 04:57 PM

And another approach here.

http://lumberjocks.com/Smitty_Cabinetshop/blog/39207

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#8 posted 03-02-2015 04:19 PM


Hello Ryan, Sorry for the rushed answer I posted…I was interupted, and just now getting back to your thread…. This was what I was trying to explan about your miter saw / radial arm saw being up aganist the wall, as opposed to being freestanding out from the wall….As JoeinGa explaned it, here s a couple of pictures of my setup. I built this about 10 years ago, has plenty of storage and drawers, and handles boards up to 16 ft.

- Rick Dennington

Hi Rick,
Thanks for the response – i am envious of the space and orderliness of your shop – very nice.

-- -Ryan

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