Landline voice 250 615 2800
TEXTING ONLY 604 674 2250
email me email@example.com
Now that I have a decent band saw, I've used it a bit, just for little things.
Its surprising how much dust it makes with very little sawing.
My shop is in my finished basement, so I try to keep it as dust free as possible.
I hope to resaw soon and I needed to figure out how to deal with the dust.
The shop is also small, so a shop vac and dust deputy cyclone is about all that will fit. So 2" PVC was the size that I needed to adapt everything to.
I had looked on line and saw a few things. One interesting concept was collecting directly below the table. Without a big 4" vac system, I thought focusing the vac in one specific spot was the way to go, but I also wanted to collect from the 4" port on the back of the saw and be able to regulate the air flow to it.
Here is what I did.
I started by making a shroud that fit under the table and around the blade guides. Easy on and off was important for being able to change blades or adjust guides without a hassle. So I went for no fasteners.
I used a small piece of 4" concrete trench drain that I had and started gluing pieces to fit as close to the table and blade guides as possible.
Here it is in the vise drying.
IMG_8799.jpg 138.91K 9 downloads
Also pictured in the front is the start of a little blast gate so I could regulate the flow to the port on the back of the saw.
More on that in a minute.
Here is the shroud finished. I made it mount off of a corner and fasten with a big magnet.
IMG_8847.jpg 138.61K 9 downloads
Here it is installed.
IMG_8843.jpg 142.07K 8 downloads
Back to the blast gate. I used cellular PVC, which is fake wood type stuff you can find in any lumber yard.
Drilled holes and glued in 2" PVC.
Here are the sides with a gasket I was using for the spacer.
IMG_8826.jpg 157.1K 6 downloads
I used plexiglass that I had for the gate. It was just a little thinner than the gasket. Cut it to fit.
I also added a 1/4-20 bolt to hold the gate in position. Turns out that at this point, it just stays with friction.
All the parts.
IMG_8829.jpg 118.19K 6 downloads
Then I clamped everything together. Drilled holes and bolted it together.
Blast gate all finished.
IMG_8832.jpg 117.52K 8 downloads
Then I just needed to add some fittings and attach it to the saw.
I wanted to be able to pull a section off and remove it easily, so those aren't glued.
Here are the removable parts.
IMG_8839.jpg 142.06K 8 downloads
Then I just figured out how to attach it to the saw. The bottom is solid, and the other parts lock in place once they are put on.
Here it is.
IMG_8844.jpg 113.11K 9 downloads
IMG_8846.jpg 142.26K 8 downloads
I did a couple quick videos on instagram.
One shows me putting the pieces on. Less than 15 seconds to install. Couldn't ask for more than that.
Here is the link.
Instagram gives you a 15 second video clip. Which is fine, but this one is edited and choppy.
This clip is of some test cuts with the vac on. Now I didn't cut a lot of wood, but before even this much sawing would have left dust at the bottom of the cabinet and on the top.
Just a quick pan at the end to show the dust, or lack thereof.
Here is the clip.
True test will be some heavy resawing, but I have high hopes that this will work pretty well.
Just thought I'd pass it on.
30 Views · 4 Replies ( Last reply by GOAT GUITARS )
49 Views · 1 Replies ( Last reply by Flarda )
So I'm looking at neck angle jigs. In Dave's Gibson build you can see the pain the neck angle caused. When I build my Ditson the neck angle was the biggest headache.
The neck angle jig gen2 looks very precise and high tech. Chris Klumper appears to be an engineering perfectionist. It's pricey but would be worth it 50 guitars later. wpe67a0110_05_06.jpg 5.13K 9 downloads
The Obrian plans and template from LMI looks functional and his video makes it look very easy. ROUTENeckAngleJigSPMTKSSPMTKD.jpg 11.92K 8 downloads
I'm just wondering if anyone has built any of these or used them?
53 Views · 6 Replies ( Last reply by Phil Armstrong )
Google, MikeRobicheau, Bing, Mario