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. Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Jim Richey
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