I just bought a 2hp dust extraction unit after the old one carked it.
I now have almost twice the suction power 700cfm to 1200cfm.
Time to deal with dust at the wood lathe.
After several hours thinking how best to do it I came up with something that suits the job.
Like many of us I tend to hold onto bits of stuff for a rainy day (some of it’s been there 30 years or more just waiting for a chance to bounce into action).
I had an umbrella arm that fixed on to a wall that came in very handy and a heavy duty corner bracket.
I ground & drilled the corner bracket to fit the end of the lathe so I could remove the tail stock if needed.
The Umbrella Unit was handy because it had two arms, one above the other which allowed for a slider to go between and hold the Vacuum unit.
The end product seems like it will do the trick (yet to be tested). Can’t see why it won’t work.
It can be adjusted up, down, left, right, in & out.
Thanks for looking.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python