|Project by phatso||posted 02-11-2012 04:41 AM||2052 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
As a newbie into woodworking, I have lurked and taken advantage of the vast amount of help available here since starting this a year ago. This offering may be worthless or discussed before but it solved an issue for me on helping with dust control on:
1. my drill press…especially when using a grizzly 3” drum
2. my scroll saw
1. after fabricating a drill press table, I stumbled on this idea to put a hole the same size as the “nozzle” on my el cheapo Shop Vac. I placed on the “stage right” side to catch the dust off a sanding drum in its clockwise rotation…Works quite well for me.
2. In my small basement shop, my scroll saw has to be moved so I can use it and the fine dust that i get from thel saw is just a nuisance rather than a real problem…..so with the “success” i had with the drill press, I fabricated a fence with a 1/4” plywood base and screwed it to a hardboard that I had drilled the same size hole for the nozzle of the shop vac. I have a Dewalt 788 and I made sure that the hole would accomadate JUST above the table as it sat on the plywood. I then secured another piece of stock to the plywood that goes under the table about 3 inches from the hose fence . This is so I could then easily clamp it to the saw table without it “rocking.” Then, after pushing the nozzle thru, I used the attachment, upside down, to catch the dust. There is flexibilty in the hose connection and making the hole close to the table top allows the attachment to be flush on the table. With the small amount of air that is pushed thru the air nozzle that came with the saw, the dust and residue is picked up quite nicely.
-- the older i get the better i used to be