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knife

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08-03-2010 04:35 PM

I am trying to set up dust collection for my lathe. It seems that the way everything come off that there is not an effective way that I can design. Anyone have something that works well?

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY


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richgreer

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#1 posted 08-03-2010 05:00 PM

There are two things that come off your work when turning, chips and sawdust. I know of nothing that will capture the chips. Let ‘em fly.

I have a hood on the backside of my lathe and it is connected to my dust collector. I can position it very close to my work. It does a very good job of capturing the true saw dust and some very small chips. When I sand I can see the sawdust flying directly into the hood.

For me, capturing the dust is much more important than capturing the chips. I (usually) don’t breath in chips.

FYI – I use a high volume dc with a 4” hose.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Mark Miller

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 05:43 PM

My answer is the same as Rich’s if you do manage to collect all the chips in a dust collector you will be emptying the back so often and it just wouldn’t look right with no chips on the floor, as like Rich I use a 1 hp DC with a 4 ” hose but I use a 4” flex hose so I can get up close to direct it.

-- www.markscreativeturnings.ca

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knife

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 07:18 PM

I think I will end up with something near the work for dust, and then be able to connect to a floor sweep near the base to pick up the chips. Thanks.

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 07:50 PM

I agree with Rich. I’m thinking about setting 1 up for my lathe.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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richgreer

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#5 posted 08-03-2010 10:40 PM

FWIW – This is the hood that I use.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10578&filter=dust%20collection%20hood

There are bigger ones and more expensive ones available as well as some that come with a floor stand.

I made my own floor stand out of wood (oak) and I made is so I can adjust the height. It works real good for capturing dust and very small chips and shavings.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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knife

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#6 posted 08-04-2010 01:01 AM

Thanks again. I have a similar shield on the lathe but with no dust port. I think I can modify it to get the same result.

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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