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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-30-2017 02:49 AM 1149 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little dust catcher I made to keep the floor clean under the vertical belt sander that is hanging off the back of my Grizzly band saw. The sander and saw are wired into the trigger for the dust deputy ( last shot of my mini dust collector). I just move the hose from the saw to the sander when I use either one of them. I guess l could put a Tee in there at some point!

It is made from walnut and aluminum flashing with the end bored to fit the plastic hose fitting I turned from some PVC pipe. I had to slot the back end to clear the drive shaft for the bottom drive roller.

It works rather well!!

That mini dust collector with the 2 gates services 5 machines and my sanding table.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 04-30-2017 02:59 AM

I like this Jim. I see you actually covered part of the belt to collect the dust. I have a similar set up but it’s at the end of the belt. I may have to try moving it in closer to catch more dust.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 04-30-2017 03:39 AM

Great idea Jim, is there no end to all these really great ideas.
You never cease to amaze me.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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lew

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#3 posted 04-30-2017 04:14 AM

Great idea, Jim! THose sanders can really generate some dust!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 04-30-2017 04:16 AM

Looks like that will be very effective in keeping the dust world belongs! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Druid

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#5 posted 04-30-2017 06:28 AM

I have to say that this is a really innovative, GOOD solution to handling what is normally a very dusty machine.
Now I have to make a suitable version for my 1” vertical belt machine.
Thanks for the idea.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 04-30-2017 06:22 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments.
It does get most all of the dust coming off when the part is on the table.

Hi Bob, I dream about this stuff almost every night… and then go make the next day!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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kiefer

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#7 posted 04-30-2017 08:01 PM

Another dream come true .LOL
Good set up Jim every bit of dust collection helps .
.

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Roger

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#8 posted 04-30-2017 08:13 PM

That’s a nice fabrication Jim.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 04-30-2017 09:25 PM

It looks like a nice practical rig.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 04-30-2017 09:33 PM

Thanks Klaus, Roger and Charles!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 04-30-2017 10:20 PM

Great idea Jim, I might steal it :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 04-30-2017 10:29 PM

Very COOL… another great solution / Job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 05-01-2017 01:14 AM

Thanks, Randy and Joe.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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John

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#14 posted 05-01-2017 02:21 AM

Hey Jim, good idea, I assume that would work in the horizontal as well?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Cliff

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#15 posted 05-01-2017 04:19 AM

Well done Jim. That will catch the dust!!!

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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