As decreed by my lovely bride, my next shop project, after cleaning things up that is, is I am to build a proper dust hood, and make the appropriate connections for my compound sliding miter saw.
As you might recall from my 2014 shop tour blog post, I have a Chicago Electric (Harbor Freight) 12" single bevel sliding compound miter saw fitted with a Freud Diablo 80T blade designed for sliders...
The saw is mounted on the miter saw / mortiser bench. and if you haven't experienced miter saw dust spewing, you are missing out! It is a disaster in the shop...
For the time being, I have been connecting my shop vac / Thien cyclone rig to the port on the saw, if you look closely you can see the 1.25 to 2.5"adaper installed on the saw. I just pop the the 2.5" hose into the fitting, and saw away, that is if I remember...
My intent here is to...
#1. Get a hose that fits snugly over the 1.25" port. It is the same size as a shop vac, shouldn't be too hard to do. I might have to get ad adapter bushing to connect two males or something stupid like that to make it work.
#2. Pull the miter saw / mortiser cabinet apart again and fix the glue problem, making absolutely certain it is SQUARE and SOLID this time... The old bottle of Titebond II is about to get washed out and recycled.
#3. Build a 3 sided frame of 3/4" x 1.5" wide plywood strips using pocket screws to hold it together, and top it off with a 1/2" plywood panel, relieved for the full articulation of the saw head and hose movement. Use a piece of 1/8" acrylic to form the curved back panel.
#4. Install the duct work in the cabinet, running the 1.25" hose down into the 4" duct getting vacuum from there.
#5. Mount it all up, level it, and connect to the ducting system.
So much to do on it, and no time for the next few days. Just got to squeeze in some design fine details where I can and then get after it!
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