Workshop Development #92: SCMS Dust hood completed and installed.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 02-25-2014 04:03 PM 1428 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 91: Fixing mistakes, filling in the blanks.. Part 92 of Workshop Development series Part 93: Miter saw dust hood plumbing installed, workbench mods, and a new tool! »

I finally got the SCMS dust hood finished and installed. Just need to finish up the ducting which will probably happen this weekend…

The design is pretty simple, just an open frame held together with pocket screws and glue, a simple top screwed to the frame, and a thin melamine coated hard board curved panel attached with screws and fender washers to the frame.

As you may recall I messed up my measurements, and had to extend it. I didn’t want to fully scrap it, so I simply took the biscuit joiner and extended it out. Just took some scrap, cut it to size, joined it with biscuits, and glue, LOTS of glue… Didn’t give a care about squeeze out…

The dust hose connection from the saw is adapted to the saw itself using Gorilla tape, and the OE screws, then kept from flapping around with the power cord by using plumbing strap, and again the OE screw from the saw.

I still need to finish the ducting, but once done, I am finished, at least for now, with my dust collection system… FINALLY.

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#1 posted 02-25-2014 04:49 PM

I wasn’t sure what you were exactly building until I saw the picture. Once I get my miter saw in La Conner permanently situated, I may do something similar…...........

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 05:04 PM

Yeah, I tried to bring it as far forward as I could. Chances are I will still miss some of the dust, but I would rather miss say 10% and catch 90% than the other way around…

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