Dust Collection

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So my reward for finishing a home remodel is that my workspace moved from an unheated shed (not good in Alaska) to our heated garage. First order of business was dust collection. I combined a couple ideas I had seen on here and one from Fine Woodworking Magazine. I attached my dust deputy to a box I made out of 3/8” particle board that has a removable dust collection box made mostly out of .25” ply. I sealed the box joints with caulk and weather stripped the front opening for a tight seal. Finally I used a window latch to secure the door opening and apply pressure when closed. I mounted everything on a .5” particle board with 1” dolly wheels so it can follow me around the shop. With this set up you want to use elbows for the top of the Dust Deputy and shop vac to avoid kinks in the hose. The hose is a 2.5” x12’ flex hose from Rockler. This set up works great and alot easier to deal with than a bucket. I emptied the bin last night and then checked the vacuum, almost no dust in the vacuum! In this image the front door of the dust collection is open and the dust collection box is pulled partially out.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams

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#1 posted 716 days ago

Extremely creative solution, great idea and because it works all the better. Great solution to a small shop also

-- Norman

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#2 posted 716 days ago

clever now mabey you can post some pictures of your ‘heated’ garage.

-- Chad Griffiths Vist my Etsy Shop

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#3 posted 716 days ago

How do you know when the box is in need of emptying? Got a winder? :-)

Last run with my planer, I emptied 5 buckets of chips the Dust Deputy collected for me…and almost nothing in the shop vac.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 716 days ago

Great idea, good job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 715 days ago

Thanks, this looks like a real winner!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 713 days ago

well done Bud. clean crisp work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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