Objective 1: Shop! #2: Dust collection system in my woodshop.

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Blog entry by garage_woodworker posted 04-04-2014 12:27 AM 4495 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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April 3, 2014. PART 1 of 2.

I planned to custom made my own festool boom arm for my CT-MIDI (original boom arm doesn’t fit CT-MIDI anyway.

I wanted it to be able to rotate on its axis and long enough to reach all my stationed power tools without even moving my CT-MIDI.

I made it out of PVC.

It can supply power and vacuum to my table saw, router table and MFT/3 in this position

Also, can be turned right to connect to Drill press or Planer. I made sure it was not tall enough to interfere with garage door.

Or can be turned left to connect to band saw.

I will modify and accessorize it even more after I add vacuum hoses with appropriate connectors to all my power tools so they can be just plugged-in. I am working on it.

-- I have the best hobby.

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 01:21 AM

I got a stiff neck trying to lay on my desk to look at the pictures. LOL

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 01:38 AM

Oops. Fixed it.

-- I have the best hobby.

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#3 posted 04-18-2014 06:38 AM

April 17, 2014.

I Velcro taped all power cords of stationary tools to 2 1/2 dust hoses (after fittings and cut to cord length) so they can be connected to boom arm for dust extraction and power.

Thinkness planer and Drill press (rigid flex hose kit)

Table saw, Router table (Incra dust cabinet with 4” hose), Festool 27mm hose with power cord)

Band saw set-up with ballast gate for bottom dust port

Band saw connected to Dust extractor

Bosch 35mm hose for Festool cleaning kit, Festool planer

-- I have the best hobby.

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