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Workshop Development #36: Sliding Miter Saw Dust Hood. Success and failure...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 12-20-2011 03:11 AM 2213 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 35: The library is done! Part 36 of Workshop Development series Part 37: Hunting and gathering for electrical and insulation work. »

Over the weekend I cobbled together, out of scrap in my shop, a quick and dirty sliding compound miter saw dust hood.

Materials are cast off 3/16” tempered hardboard for the back and ramp, 5/8” Aracuo ply for the top and sides, screws, nails, and of course 4” S&D PVC.

I made a measurement error on the width, even after measuring 3x, and ended up about 1” too narrow. But I can slide it back and forth as I go all the way with miter cuts…

I still have to seal the port hole that the 4” went through, and am likely to swap the Ridgid vac hose for my Peachtree hose to make connection easier. I won’t fee quite so bad about cutting the Peachtree hose…

It’s a simple open box, with a shallow ramp that simply guides the junk to the port. No clue how well it is going to work, but it has to beat just the vac hose port…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 05:26 AM

Nice looking set up. I sure hope it works out good or you.

Those cut off saws sure throw the sawdust around.

-- -** 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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#2 posted 12-20-2011 12:16 PM

Good job on the dust collector, i am about to start mine. I was thinking of having my air intake pipe come in from above with the angled ramps positioned vertically at either side of the incomng duct

I would be interested to hear if you have views on yours efficiency when t has been given a good enough test run.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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