Dust Collection #3: Dust Collection #3

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Blog entry by Roger posted 02-15-2017 12:53 AM 3345 reads 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Continuing with collecting dust everywhere but, in our my lungs, After finishing my 4” pvc dust collection creation, I wanted to catch all the dust I could at the blade of my table saw. I did not want to spend the big bux for an over-arm system, so, I purchased this shroud from PennStInd:
and after watching a few different videos on youtube, I fabricated my own kind of “over-arm” dust collection:

Here’s a few other pictures of it:

Fully adjustable up, down, front-to-back. Easy to raise it up and get it out of the way. It works great as far as sucking up the dust around the blade.

Thnx for the looks. Any comments, good/bad/ugly, and thoughts are always appreciated.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 01:27 AM

Sit back and breath easier Roger. Looks like a great job there. I will have to consider this.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 02-15-2017 01:51 AM

That’s quite impressive Roger. You did a wonderful job fabricating your own device. Well done! I should add, you have me thinking about doing something like this. I have overarm dust collection but it is weak at best. Thanks for the idea/inspiration.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 02-15-2017 01:54 AM

Nice! I admire your dedication to seeing a job thru until it is finished.


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#4 posted 02-15-2017 02:46 AM

That looks very useful.. great idea from concept to production .. you have a future in engineering

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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#5 posted 02-15-2017 03:36 AM

Neat & practical Roger. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 02-15-2017 04:27 AM


DO you set the height manually or does the moving stock push up on the dust shroud?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 02-15-2017 12:40 PM

Thnx everyone.

Lew: It has a little play in it, but, before I run a board thru, I manually lift the shroud a little higher than the board I’m cutting. It’s not 100% rigid, so, it flexes enough for the board I’m cutting to slide through it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 02-15-2017 07:17 PM

Really great job Roger, Your shop. is amazing.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#9 posted 02-15-2017 09:01 PM

Roger, GREAT JOB!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#10 posted 02-16-2017 01:00 AM

Nice setup, Roger. Should help out alot, but what is the plan when ripping parts thinner than an inch? Does it just sit on the fence or do you have to remove it?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 02-16-2017 04:20 AM

Super sweet!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#12 posted 02-16-2017 11:53 AM

Thnx everyone.

Tooch: The shroud is adjustable up, down, in/out, and front to back. At this point, I’m not sure how “thin” I can go. I’ll get it done and let you know.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#13 posted 02-17-2017 10:39 AM

Roger your shop sure has come a long ways , looking good

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 02-20-2017 01:38 AM

Fine solution, nice work.
That dust, that dust…
Reminds me mine has been off for six months or so… Perhaps time to put it back.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#15 posted 02-22-2017 04:51 PM

thats a very good solution as I am looking for something better for myself… thanx

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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