|Project by ca8920||posted 12-01-2014 06:36 AM||2542 views||10 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve been using a Fast Cap Chop Saw Hood for a couple of years but got tired of putting it up, taking it down, and finding a place in my garage to store the cumbersome thing. To remedy the situation I decided to build a permanent dust collection box, equipped with a vacuum port.
I looked at multiple designs on line and came up with my own version that incorporates several of the on line designs.
Picture 1. The front of the dust collection box. My wife Diana sewed the curtains for me. The curtains are attached to the dust box with Velcro and have metal washers sewed into the hem to help hold them in place. I can lift a corner up and attach it to the top of the box with a magnet when I wish to cut wood at an angle.
Picture 2. The Right side of the box.
Picture 3. The Left side of the box. With the dust box positioned next to my lathe I ended up with additional storage space. I’m always using paper towels too polish projects on my lathe so mounting a paper towel rack by the lathe seemed to make sense.
Picture 4. The Back of the box. Again with additional storage opportunities, I made a small shelf for polishing supplies that I use with my lathe and I built a rack to hold some of my turning tools.
Picture 5. The Dust Port. I drilled a 2” hole in the bottom of the dust box and attached a 2.5” dust port to the bottom. I can use my 2.5” shop vac with the dust port or with can use a 2.5 ” x 4” adapter and attach my 4” shop vac to the dust box.
-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch