February 10, 2016
In FWW #248, Dean Hedstrom suggested using a ball-nose plunger to hold a dust-collection blast gate open or closed without having to loosen and tighten the locking knob. My variation…
July 29, 2015
Dust collection hose that fits small power tools
May 13, 2015
After the repeated frustration of loosening and tightening the plastic locking knobs every time I needed to open or close the blast gates on my dust-collection system, I replaced the…
October 24, 2013
The bandsaw generates lots of dust and particles that, if not collected, are carried into the air or the lower wheel housing to build up and deposit on tires. Most…
October 23, 2013
Learn how to ramp up your router table's dust collection capability
December 17, 2012
Learn how to protect your lungs with top-notch dust collection tips and techniques.
October 19, 2012
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)…
September 21, 2012
For years, I tried to equip my shop with a convenient dust-collection system for multiple machines. First, I engineered a system with seven machines permanently connected. But each time I…
July 18, 2012
To help keep my bench clean, I built this boom arm that lets me reach every corner of the work surface with a vacuum hose while keeping the hose up…
May 23, 2011
I’ve been a professional woodworker and CNC operator for years. When we send our blades and bits out to be sharpened, the sharpening service first dips them into a strong…
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