|Project by Mike W.||posted 02-29-2016 01:56 AM||786 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Here’s my version of the Fine Woodworking miter saw stand. It works great for my shop.
This miter saw (Bosch 4310) has horrible dust collection capabilities so while I was working with it I decided to give mounting a Big Gulp dust hood a shot so I bought one and fashioned a mounting bracket out of some scrap wood and a few 1/2 – 20 bolts and star knobs. It worked OK, but the saw throws about 50% of it’s dust ‘below’ the dust port (why they didn’t make a rubber boot like some of the other top tier brands or a longer dust collection port is beyond me) so ti wasn’t that helpful. I wasn’t content with just leaving it, so I decided to make my own dust port extender and dust ejection director out of cardboard and blue painters tape and ended up with a decent solution. I’ll keep messing with it, but for now it probably gets 85% of the dust.
Thanks for looking.
-- Mike W.