Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'dust collection'

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Laguna Air Filtration Giveaway

08-02-2021 06:23 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Laguna is doing another giveaway, this time for a Laguna Clean Air Filtration system.Contest is available to U.S. and Canadian residents.You can’t win if you don’t enter… so get your entry in starting August 6th 2021 Enter here… Winner will be announced by Laguna August 20th 2021 For tool specs go to

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Making and Installing Custom Door Trim

07-24-2021 02:30 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Here’s a detailed video with lots of tips on installing custom door trim. It covers plinth blocks, casing installation, and making a 3-piece cap for the door casing. The key tool I use in this video is my miter saw and the dust collection hood I designed. I hope you enjoy it. I’d love to hear your feedback. Scott Link to video—>

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Another new shop - third time's the charm? #8: Dust Collection

06-28-2021 05:19 PM by DrPuk2U | 0 comments »

This is the eighth in a series of posts. I intended to post as I went but the work was HARD and it was often all I could do to get the work on the shop done. Documenting? Sure, later… So now the shop is largely done so I’ll try to document how the last couple of steps. In the journey. Dust collection is currently very much a work in progress. Ultimately I will put the dust collector (a Delta collector that used to be mobile but is now mounted on a plaque on a French cleat) and the pancake...

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Quiet a Noisy Cyclone Dust Collector (Video)

06-25-2021 03:00 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Just wanted to share my experience with sound suppression on my 2hp wall mounted cyclone. I made a soffit baffle and filter cover to drop the noise level significantly. Here’s the video… Cheers!

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Dust Collection overhaul #4: "What's that whistling sound?" "s*#@$#^!!"

06-21-2021 10:15 PM by jefrench | 5 comments »

Yeah, I got a leak. Does anyone know a way to pinpoint a vacuum leak? I thought about smoke, but fire detectors don’t like that. Like I suspected the bolt holes in the T connectors are probably the culprit, but that would be a pain to fix. Maybe later. Right now I’m getting decent suction on everything; less on my saw, but enough for now. Pintodelux is right that I need a more powerful collector, but I’ve blown all my stimulus money. Something to work for. The main i...

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Dust Collection overhaul #3: "If you build it," it will suck

06-21-2021 09:13 PM by jefrench | 0 comments »

Once I got the 4” aluminum pipe into the rafters, I had to get it down! The angle was weird to get to my Ts and the ceiling pipe was about 2” too short (not my fault: I didn’t cut the 2 5’ers, just bad luck). I wiggled the adjustable elbow to fit. I noticed that the seams in these galvanized connectors are not, uh…good. I wrapped every possible leak point with that metal tape. I wanted a solid T system to attach the blast gates to so I bolted them to a 2&#...

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Dust Collection overhaul #2: Move it, Move it...Move it

06-15-2021 12:39 AM by jefrench | 4 comments »

After disassembling Doc Oc and thus breaking some of the blast gates because I taped them together SO well, I moved the Craftsman 113 back to the corner:I reconnected it to the old 2 1/2” vacuum tubes for the older tools and and started the 4” run. I started looking locally (as I always try to do) for parts and found plastic connectors but I didn’t want to use PVC for the runs because, again, I read on this site that metal is better. So I began trying to mate the plastic a...

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Dust Collection overhaul #1: Doctor Octopus

06-14-2021 11:59 PM by jefrench | 0 comments »

When I got my new tablesaw, jointer and planer I needed to add a 4” channel my dust collection system. My Craftsman 113. was way in the corner of my shop and I read from you guys that even 4” expandable hoses shouldn’t be more than 6’. So I moved it right into the center of the shop (see the pic). It looked like Doctor Octopus and took up way too much room. Plus I found out that the basic black plastic blast gates collect dust in the shunt channel and keep it from ...

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Reorganization of the shop: Not what I had planned on doing

11-29-2020 11:49 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 8 comments »

On my way to finishing the guitar I decided I needed to do a cleaning of the shop to minimize the dust to put the finish coats on the instrument. Along the way I ended up doing a four day reorganization. Oh, I did clean it too. This video shows the changes in the shop after the reorganization. Also, I’ve been following posts on LJ’s about dust collection and venting outside, in the winter, I managed to do something like that here.

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #19: Sucking Sawdust

04-22-2020 12:09 AM by Bill Berklich | 4 comments »

I use my RAS… a lot. For the longest time I’ve had a wheelbarrow behind it where most of the sawdust lands and it is a lot of sawdust. Almost as much as my table saw. I’ve seen several LJ’ers and Youtubers with various RAS dust collection methods and decided that I like the fence port style best. I start out by collecting scraps then turning the inside of a 2.5” Sched 40 pipe to fit the vac hose. Then using scrap I built a box about 9” Deep by 12” Wide Skinned top an...

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