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Dust chute/holder for Scrollsaw

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Project by ldl posted 642 days ago 1613 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a bucket sitting on the stand where the cabinet is now. See http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68553 . When I installed the cabinet I had no room for the bucket so I came up with this as a solution. I had just enough room between the cabinet and the stand leg to put this in and it is big enough for a lot of dust before it needs emptying. It is tapered front to back and side to side to fit in the leg slot. It is also designed to not interfere with my knees when I sit at the saw. The flat bottom allows it to just sit in the space with no fasteners.

There was a question about the red strip & funnel in the other project. It is a couple of different DC fittings put together to form a funnel for dust to fall, originally in the bucket but now, in the chute/box. The red strip is a bungee cord holding the fittings to the saw (pic 4 & 6). At some point later I may try to make this funnel out of wood but that is future.

In another project I saw an interesting dust solution made from pipe. One day I may try that but this werks fairly well till then. There is still some dust that escapes but it is way less than before. One advantage is it is quieter than running the shop vac.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 642 days ago

Nice solution to the dust problem. I have the same scroll saw and stand and I just might borrow your dust collection solution :). Thanks for sharing!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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ldl

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#2 posted 642 days ago

It is free for the taking. Glad it can help someone.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Woodstock

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#3 posted 642 days ago

Thanks Dewayne. Those up close pictures answers my question. Steve Good has something similar in using the plastic square funnel for dust collection. It starts about 1:55 into the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--D9L3WRMoo&list=PLDB56B859EBA25A77&index=2&feature=plpp_video

His blog says the Woodcraft part info is in the video liner, But I couldn’t find it. So long story short here’s the info:

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2021187/28973/212-Dust-Source-Rigid-Flex-Set.aspx

I’ll start digging through my ply cut-offs today to see if I can put together a dust chute.

-Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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ldl

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#4 posted 642 days ago

Pic 4 has basically the same square funnel I just added the coupling and other adapter. Actually I could hook my shop vac to this small adapter (pic 5) but choose not to.

I took my measurements for the chute from between the legs themselves. My suggestion is if you choose to build the cabinet also then build it first then the chute to make sure you have the room.

Post a project or pictures when you finish if possible. I used really scrap plywood for this project as you can see.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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