Making a dust extractor cover for my disc sander

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Project by Marcello Bianchi posted 02-06-2016 02:51 PM 1452 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If your following this series this is part 3 of making a 12 inch 300mm disc sander,in this Instructable using the laminated “U” shape to make a hood for dust extraction.I laminated the shape of the disc and made the dust cover out of recycled materials and painted it green to match the lathe.

I started by laminating the cowl out of MDF and hot glued it to a back panel that i had cut a hole for the spindle to come through i also cut a bent shape to fit round the motor after hot gluing various pieces of wood to the back panel and used a heave gauge bottle to make the shape that fit over the lathe bed then I took the assembly of the lathe and trimmed the excess off on the bandsaw before flush trimming it on the router.

After trimming I drilled and screwed the back panel on to the cowl laminate.

The headstock had a pre-existing hole so i tapped a tread in it after making sure that it was safe to do so.then attached a groove piece of wood to the headstock with a machine screw,

I fitted another piece of grove wood on top of the first piece and temporally hot glued the back to it before securing it with screws I also added the same to the bottom of the lathe pedestal.

I cut a hole in the side with a 35mm hole saw for the Vac fitting and planed the front down so it was 2mm behind the disc and secured the front on with 2 coach bolts and wing nuts,

The front needs to come off to fix the disc on the spindle.

I fitted the shop vac and sanded down a couple of pieces of wood there was no visible dust coming of the disc and very little in the bottom of the extractor when i took the front off.

For a more comprehensive view please check out my youtube video

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#1 posted 02-21-2016 11:46 AM

Nice job

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#2 posted 02-23-2016 07:38 AM

Thanks Mat

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