|Project by ldl||posted 07-13-2012 05:06 PM||2005 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
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.
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