LumberJocks

Dust be gone - Part 1

  • Advertise with us
Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 09-20-2010 04:23 AM 4061 views 13 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All I need is an English carny to do an infomercial…… But wait..

This should have been the first thing I made when I got my TS but I didn’t have an industrial Dust collection up until last weekend (thank you HF) and the shop vac connected to the contractors saws puny output didn’t make much of a difference.
So, after eating dust for about two years here I am.

Part 1 covers the lower main section of dust collection which includes sealing of the back and front. Hence sacrificing tilt. But I rarely do angle cuts and if need be, I can always remove the 2 blocking culprits.

I decided on the Big Horn dust hood. Note that there’s also a big gulp that looks just like this with one major difference, that one does not have lip on all 4 sides and can’t be used in TS. So after I made the correct size frame and hole, and holding brackets, I cut it in half. (the only way to install it unless you want to take the TS apart).
The cutoff for the back was ez and a strip of tape from inside, took care of front. So about 75% of dust has been eliminated. In Part 2 I will be adding over the blade gizmo.That should Eliminate rest of the dust.

THX for looking.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.





5 comments so far

View docholladay's profile

docholladay

1286 posts in 1783 days


#1 posted 09-20-2010 05:39 AM

I have been kind of tossing a similar idea around in my head. My saw is a delta contractor saw, but the concept is very similar. I think I could do something like this pretty easily. You could probably even get away without a vacuum or dust collector to some degree. Just let the funnel carry the dust down into a 5 gallon bucket. Dump it out when it gets full.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

View mafe's profile

mafe

9621 posts in 1813 days


#2 posted 09-20-2010 08:52 AM

Another one bites the dust!
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View RexMcKinnon's profile

RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1919 days


#3 posted 09-20-2010 04:37 PM

I have the same saw. This is going in my favorites becuase this is something I need to do. The shopvac helps this saw but is not good enough.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

View Radu's profile

Radu

299 posts in 1767 days


#4 posted 09-20-2010 10:05 PM

I’ll put it on my to do list. Thanks for sharing.

View StumpyNubs's profile

StumpyNubs

6259 posts in 1524 days


#5 posted 10-02-2010 01:37 PM

If you never want to take the back off to make bevel cuts you could try and make a bevel cutting sled that raises the workpiece to the proper angle and runs in the miter slot while the blade remains in the 90 degree position. Just a thought…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase