overhead dust collection boom arm

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Project by pottz posted 05-21-2016 09:32 PM 2174 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a little accessory to go with the new assembly table.ive really been trying to eliminate as much dust in the shop as possible and sanding dust is the worst so i built a boom arm to get the hose out of the way which is attached to an automatic dust collector.the hose is a shop vac hose attached to a rockler flexible hose with a universal rubber end that ive found works on just about any tool out there.this is constructed from left over plywood and poplar hung up with a couple gate hinges and a door hinge connecting the two piece arm,nothing too fancy or expensive.also thinking of adding an outlet to the end of the boom so i can get the cord up out the way also.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#1 posted 05-21-2016 10:47 PM

Very interesting and noticed you have it hooked up to a vac and not to your dust setup?
Do like the set up.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 05-22-2016 12:08 AM

yes i like this method because its more economical to run the small vac as opposed to firing up the 220v whole shop system if all im doing is sanding,and its a lot less noise,the small vac you can hardly hear.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 05-22-2016 12:02 PM

Like the solution. Wish I had the lower overhead and a dust collector.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 05-22-2016 05:36 PM

This is an excellent solution to a common problem. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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