|Project by artsyfartsy||posted 10-05-2015 02:47 PM||1383 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I recently upgraded my dust collector system in my shop and wanted to include my miter saw to the system. However, I wasn’t sure of how to capture the dust particles. I thought I saw a similar dust hood on LJ’s, but after looking for one on LJ’ls, I couldn’t find one I wanted. So, I made one and thought I would share it with those who may want one.
It is made from left over scrap lumber I had laying around. The base is 3/8” plywood, the sides are 1/4” Plywood and the top is 3/16” laminate. The overall dimensions are 16” high, 16” deep and 28” wide. The dust port in the back and bottom of the hood is a common 4×8 floor vent that I had laying around. I reduced the 4” port on the floor vent to 2 1/2”. I cut the arch on the top to give me ample room for turning my saw. It seems to work good. I’m not sure if I’d change anything if I did it again. Good Luck with yours.
It’s not pretty, I made it to be functional.
-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!