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Monday, June 14, 2010

Dust collection for the combination sander

Since space is an issue, we decided that the shop vac would do double duty as a dust collector for the combination sander. The problem was to figure out the best way to connect the vac to the 4" dust port. The answer was a deli container that fit into the dust port, a piece of wood cut at an angle to fit the deli container, a hole cut in the wood for the shop vac hose, some rubber roofing membrane to stabilize the lip of the deli container, and a hose clamp to hold everything in place. And the best part of it is that it works really well!


  1. Hi Carole
    I did my first projects and I appreciate you because of your idea.
    Please see my projects. It’s very important for me to hear your opinion about them.




    Thanks again

  2. It's a good feeling when you come up with a great idea that works isn't it Carole


  3. Larry, yes, it feels good to come up with a solution using just stuff you have around.

    Adib, your projects are beautiful--very interesting and unusual. Thank you for sharing them.

  4. Thanks for the kind comments Carole...sorry about the size of the pictures...I think I have fixed that. I have always enjoyed doing different cutting on the scroll saw and it seems like that is the #1 tool for me to use. I am still having a ball making bowls on the saw...thanks to you for sharing all you have learned with everyone