New make-over of Norm's router table dust collection setup

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Forum topic by Rick Dennington posted 09-08-2009 06:36 PM 1389 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick Dennington

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09-08-2009 06:36 PM

Well- I got ‘er done. Yesterday I “gutted” the whole d.c. setup of Norm’s, and started over. I took out the small T-Y PVC connection at the bottom. Luckly I had glued it in with Gorilla glue, and with a little persuasion, it popped right out. I took out all the interior box setup, and removed the 2 1/2” dust port at the fence.
I then drilled a 4” hole at the base of the cabinet, and installed a 4” Y. I made a box out of 3/4” plywood 4” deep, 4 1/2” high, and 7” long, with clear plexy on top(so you can see the dust and chips leave), and cut a 4” hole in the back of the box glued and screwed. Hooked up the hose from the d.c., and the hose to the fence—- uh oh!
I was out of splicers(couplers). Now what—an idea hit me that I had used in the past. I took a 1 pound coffee can, cut the rim off the top, put a wrap of masking tape around it, tightened the clamp down, turned on the d.c., and whaalaaa, it works soooo much better, and has pretty good air flow. It’s gonna be ok. Do I need to empty my d.c.? I can’t remember. Oh well—I’ll check it next!!!!! I’m ready for a project now. Rick D.

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#1 posted 06-28-2010 06:00 AM

I guess I’m a bit late (292 days late :-), but do you have pictures of this modification?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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