Dust Collection #4: Dust Collection #4

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Blog entry by Roger posted 02-22-2017 01:29 AM 2150 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Going on with a few more additions for collecting that nasty dust, is this nice clear acrylic lathe dust collection hood from PennStInd, that I upgraded my old cardboard box “alligator”.... you can find it here:

It’s actually still “on-sale” for 20 bux…. Well worth it in my book. It works super well for turning pens, small spindles/handles, & things like that. You wouldn’t be able to use it while turning bowls because of the way it actually wraps around the turning material. My new acrylic hood is also a dust eating alligator as you can see in the picture below. Compliments of eddie in Louisianna. Thank you buddy. Hey, if you can’t have any fun in your shop, then, you’re not having much fun.

The table that my lathe lives on, is also home to my oscillating, small and large belt sanders. All have dust collection w/2 1/2” hose that I move from one machine to another, which ever sander I’m running. Similar to McDonalds, “I’m Luvin it”............meaning my dust collection.

Thnx for lookin in. Good/Bad/Ugly thoughts are always appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 02-22-2017 02:32 AM

Roger that s a great looking dust scoop your shop has come a long ways ,love that set up .sure make it better with some dust collection , i have enjoyed my bracelet helpers its so much easier :), i order the hood got a lath and going to try some bottle stoppers,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#2 posted 02-22-2017 03:13 AM

You have a great system there Roger.

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

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#3 posted 02-22-2017 04:07 AM

Good to see you have a hood for lathe sanding. They catch just about all the dust and we can breath easier. I used a big gulp dust hood with a dust collector and works well too. That’s cool the way it wraps around the turning.

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

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#4 posted 02-22-2017 11:35 AM

Great job, Roger! The gator looks right at home :-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 02-22-2017 04:38 PM

Notwithstanding your efforts for great dust collection; just a peak at your shop shows the extend of your equipment.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#6 posted 02-22-2017 04:53 PM

Looks like you are doing a mighty fine job of handling the dust problem.

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

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#7 posted 02-28-2017 08:41 AM

Another one bites the dust!
Best thoughts,

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

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