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  • bender
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    Ingenious. I see the best ideas on this forum.

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  • Don Kondra
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    Originally posted by Jaybird33 View Post
    I see that beer bottle on the workbench haha. Nice setup Don.
    That's a design tool

    Cheers, Don

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  • Jaybird33
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    I see that beer bottle on the workbench haha. Nice setup Don.

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  • Brian @ Muir
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    Love the brushes, great idea.

    Brian

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  • Kevin H
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    Wow, I barely remember this thread. Great sourcing on the brushes Don.

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  • MartyFromKingston
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    I agree with your idea about adding brushes, Don, as that'll make a considerable difference in performance... especially if you can figure out some way to adjust it closer to the work.

    Originally posted by Don Kondra View Post


    No need to adjust the height, that's as high as I need and I'll velcro on some brushes when I'm cutting thinner material.

    Lexan blade guard ? What's that ?

    Never had one before, he, he...

    Cheers, Don

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  • Wally in Calgary
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    Now that's a real Rube Goldberg there Don!! Whatever works is just great. LOL.

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  • Don Kondra
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    Update >

    I ordered a 40" (?) x 4" brush from overseas for less than $10 shipped

    For now I've used short pieces of velcro to attach it to the hood. Depending on where my fence is, I can remove which ever piece would be in the way.

    From the back...

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    When I need to make a measurement to the fence or change blades I just swing it out of the way..

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    The actual brush part is 3" long and I've mounted it roughly 3/4" above the table, this allows me to still use my sled.

    Cheers, Don



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  • Kevin H
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    A current unnamed member once sealed up their cabinet saw, with magnetic sign scraps, that they couldn't slide anything across it. Vacuum seal once it hit the throat plate. This was well over a decade ago.

    Dust in the cabinet will form it's own funnel. The inside of the cabinet doesn't have to be spotless. It's outside that counts.

    You're inventive. I look forward to your brush solution.

    If it was really important to me, and I was frugal, I would buy brooms at the dollar store, resaw them into strips, and fasten them to the shroud. The industrial product that you are after is expensive.

    I always buy the pink brooms at the dollar store. Nobody ever borrows them permanently or temporarily.

    Kev

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  • Don Kondra
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    Originally posted by Wally in Calgary View Post
    Don -- You could always hang a heavy piece of vinyl on the back with a couple of magnets if you wanted some more closure. FWIW.
    Thanks Wally.

    It's more a matter of fussiness. The collection port is basically a hole on the bottom of a large box. Sawdust doesn't escape the "box" but does collect some in the corners.

    As it builds up, it gets drawn away. The "fussiness" is me seeing sawdust in the corners

    Cheers, Don

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  • Wally in Calgary
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    Don -- You could always hang a heavy piece of vinyl on the back with a couple of magnets if you wanted some more closure. FWIW.

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  • Don Kondra
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    Originally posted by ErikM View Post
    Don, have you made a shroud for the back of the saw? I had a DC connected to my Beaver 3200 and as soon as I shrouded the back I saw immediate results.

    I used to have a piece of cardboard that covered about half of the back of the saw, sawdust would collect in the corners but none made it onto the floor.

    For now, I've replaced that with two narrower pieces of MDF front and back. I'm toying with the idea of adding/cutting angled pieces for the sides also, a shallow chute if you will.

    That might help with the buildup of dust but I don't care much as long as the dust stays inside the cabinet !

    I did find there is a balance between better collection and choking the intake air. A full cover did not work better....

    Cheers, Don

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  • ErikM
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    Don, have you made a shroud for the back of the saw? I had a DC connected to my Beaver 3200 and as soon as I shrouded the back I saw immediate results.

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  • woodhack1
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    Nicely executed for your needs.

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  • Don Kondra
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    Originally posted by al.m.. View Post
    interesting Don,should get a lot more cfm' to the business end than the commercially avaliable units.a means of adjusting height,and a blade guard of lexan,might be ,the cat's a**

    No need to adjust the height, that's as high as I need and I'll velcro on some brushes when I'm cutting thinner material.

    Lexan blade guard ? What's that ?

    Never had one before, he, he...

    Cheers, Don

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