So, now that I have the H.F. dust collector set up for better or worse, I need to run the duct work. But, before I can do that I need to decide how to mount the ducting. Again, being frugal, another word for cheap, I decided to make my own brackets with materials on hand. I had an 8’ 2×6 in my storage shed and 35’ of 3/4” wide Velcro I bought from Harbor Freight so this is what I came up with. I cut the 2×6’s into 5 3/8” squares.
I laid out center lines and drew a 4 1/8 dia. circle on the face of the 2×6 blocks.
Then I laid out for some pre-drilled holes 2” apart and centered on two ends as well as a couple of 45 degree notches at both ends of the center line.
I set up my miter saw and cut all the blocks in half and then set it up again to cut the 45 degree bevels.
Now on to the drill press.
Next, cutting the semi-circles out on the band saw.
Counter sinking the holes so the screw heads won’t interfere with the duct.
Next I cut two lengths of Velcro, one 2” long piece and one 13” long piece and glued them to the block. I used scrap MDF to make jigs to hold the Velcro in place until the glue dried.
Now I am ready to hang some duct work!
Next, installing the duct work.
Thanks for looking!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green