|Project by tyvekboy||posted 02-09-2014 02:02 AM||3820 views||26 times favorited||25 comments|
Feb 8, 2014
I have had a Kreg2000 Pocket hole jig for several years mounted to a piece of 3/4 inch plywood. Since I bought my K2000 Kreg Jig many improvements have been made. The idea hasnʻt changed but the newer models have dust collection. While drilling my pocket holes in my last project, I started thinking of ways to add dust collection to my old jig. Here is the DUST HOOD that I came up with.
I first created the sides of the dust hood attachment using 1/4 inch plywood.
I then added the upper and lower horizontal pieces to create a chamber near the dust exit holes in the Kreg jig out of 1/2 inch baltic birch plywood
The back piece was then cut out of 1/2” baltic birch plywood to complete the dust collection chamber.
I had a piece of dust collection hose but I donʻt remember what tool it belongs to. It now will be used with my new Kreg dust collection attachment.
A hole was drilled in the left side for a snug fit of the hose. For a better fit a plywood ring was fashioned with the same size hole and then was glued on the side with the holes lined up.
Then the sides, top & bottom, and back were glued together.
I then made some plywood “ears” to glue to the bottom of the sides of the dust hood to allow me to attach the dust hood to the plywood that the Kreg Jig is attached to.
The other end of the hose that attached to the shop vac hose didnʻt quite fit so I had to make an adapter. For the dust collection hose end I drilled a hole for a snug fit in a piece of 3/4 inch plywood.
For the end of the shop vac hose I drill another hole in 3/4 inch plywood for a snug fit. I then glued the two pieces together centering the smaller hole over the larger hole. When the glue set up I cut a border about 1/2 inch wide around the biggest hole and sanded and rounded the edges to complete my hose adapter.
TIP ON FREE HOSES:
If you are looking for a hose to use with a setup like this, find a friend or relative that uses a CPAP machine. It is recommended that the hoses on these machines be replaced every 6 months. The price is right—FREE—.They are perfectly good and can be use for the dust collection hose for this attachment. They are also long enough. They have soft rubber ends so making holes for snug fits is no problem.
You will have to make adapter similar to the one pictured above but that should be simple.
If at all possible, try to use the biggest hose you can find. Air flow will better.
You can also be on the lookout for neighbors that are discarding old vacuum cleaners or shop vacs and you can repurpose those hoses.
The dust hood was then attached to the plywood base with 2 screws.
The test of the K2000 Jig was successful. It really SUCKS!
Itʻs easy to make and hopefully this has given you encouragement that dust collection on an old Kreg Jig with no dust collection is possible.
There is a riser block that is included with the Kreg2000 kit that is used to join 1-12 inch material.
After attaching the riser block, the K2 should look like this.
To be able to use the dust shield that I made, I made a spacer block that is approximately 1-1/4 inch thick that is screwed to the jig base.
Then the dust shield is screwed to this spacer block. It also SUCKS.
End of UPDATE
Thanks for looking. Comments welcomed.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA