|Project by NickyP||posted 12-14-2014 12:09 AM||3837 views||42 times favorited||14 comments|
A little over a year ago I saw HuckD make a hood http://lumberjocks.com/projects/90271 for the Ridgid Oscillating Sander. He mentioned he was pleased with his work but did have some dust to the right side of the sanding belt. This is my version of HuckD’s handy work with a few modifications.
First off I enclosed the entire unit from end to end and also enclosed a good portion of the top.
Next I put a small strip of wood on the left side of the hood that is exposed to the belt that’s 90 degrees square to the belt (see thumbnail #1 above). I extended my auxiliary fence on my miter gauge to the belt and it can rest on the strip of wood for a perfectly square edge. I have found this very handy for squaring pen blanks.
Thumbnails 4,5,&6 above show the amount of dust left behind after 10 minutes of continuous sanding and here is a shot of the backside:
I am very pleased with the overall performance of this dust hood and find it to work at about 90+% efficiency.
-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."