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Tablesaw Sawdust Collection (Stumpy Jig Contest)

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Project by Nate Meadows posted 781 days ago 4652 views 10 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my 1938 Atlas Tablesaw had no dust collection. It made quit a mess cutting 1500 tiles and I was tired of cleaning up all that sawdust. So before I cut the large tiles I decided to make a dust collection hood using 1/2in 9ply Baltic Birch Plywood.

I tapered it down on three sides leading to the port. I then caulked every seam and screw. On the top I added a slot to store the heavy steel fence. I finished it with a coat of Tung Oil. Then once the tablesaw was mounted I caulked its connecting seams as well.

It works pretty well and collects about 85 to 90 percent of the sawdust. The Atlas has an Outboard motor so the rear of the table saw has a huge hole to allow for the belt and supports. I plan on creating a horse hair cover/shroud which will flow around the belt and supports and block up most of the hole. That should bring the number up to about 95% I hope:). I believe the reason it does so well now is because there is a cast iron down draft shroud molded around the blade that direct the dust down to the collection trap I crafted.

I really do love this little saw. My brother got it for me for $50 dollars….well no…I paided him back so I guess this one I got for me:). But he found it for me:).

(Ignore the mess in the shop!!!:) )

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate





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stefang

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#1 posted 781 days ago

Looks good Nate. A solid looking saw and what looks like a great dust removal system. The motor looks really big in the photo! How are you securing those tiles and to what?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 781 days ago

Nice idea, well executed as always! The motor is bigger than the saw! LOL! I had a really old 8 inch craftsmann with a tilituing table and the motor was mounted to the bench. Made custom doors for my dad’s house I built for him on it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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eddie

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#3 posted 781 days ago

you my friend have your shop going your way ,that floor is looking good too . i got to do the same to my saw like the way you done it .

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Gshepherd

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#4 posted 781 days ago

Nate, nice job, ya gotta love that old iron…. From the floor to the top of the table how high is it?

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 781 days ago

Nice addition to the antique saw.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Roger

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#6 posted 781 days ago

I’ll betcha that works very well. Nice old saw also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Nate Meadows

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#7 posted 781 days ago

Stefang,

Thanks for the complement. The motor is really big:). It is a 1hp Leeson, but it runs great!

The tiles are in my shop floor. They are end grain tiles. I glued them down with Bostiks Vapor Lok, a flooring moisture cure adhesive. You can read my blog about it here. http://lumberjocks.com/NateMeadows/blog/29950

Thanks again!

Very Respectfully and Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 781 days ago

Doc,

Thank you for your kind comments! My brother gave me one of those saws. They are really cool! I cleaned it up and have it sitting waiting for an inspired project.

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#9 posted 781 days ago

Eddie,

Thank you very much! You are very kind! It is well worth the time and effort to do it! Really!

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#10 posted 781 days ago

Gshepherd,

I will get back to you on that!:)

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#11 posted 781 days ago

gfdvam,

Thank you very much!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#12 posted 781 days ago

Thank you Roger!

Very Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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redryder

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#13 posted 781 days ago

It’s always fun to make shop stuff. I bought one of these for my old craftsman and loved it….............

-- mike...............

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Nate Meadows

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#14 posted 780 days ago

Mike,

You are right, it is fun. However, sometimes I find it irritating as it takes me off target and away from the fun creativity and the goal of the floor. I have to remind myself to slow down and take a breath, get the shop jigs done first as they will help in the long run.

That bag looks like it really helps.

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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kdc68

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#15 posted 780 days ago

Great idea creating that slope. No areas to trap the dust. I thought about something like that myself for my 20 year old Craftsman. Thanks for the inspiration

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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