Collect Dust When Sanding on the Lathe
Sanding a turned piece on the lathe is a messy, potentially dangerous job.
To help catch the dust, I made a portable device with a plastic dust hood (amazon.com and rockler.com) that I can position near the work. The device sits on a shop-built base that slides snugly over my roller-support stand. Locking knobs serve as pivots and keep the hood at the best angle to collect the most dust.
I use the device mainly for sanding at the lathe, but it also works well at the workbench when sanding small parts. I have a portable Oneida dust collector, which provides ample suction, and the fine sanding dust flows easily into the dust hood and away from my lungs.