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over head dust collector boom arm

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a  little accessory to go with the new assembly table.ive really been trying to eliminate as much dust in the shop as possible and sanding dust is the worst so i built a boom arm to get the hose out of the way which is attached to an automatic dust collector.the hose is a shop vac hose attached to a rockler flexible hose with a universal rubber end that ive found works on just about any tool out there.this is constructed from left over plywood and poplar hung up with a couple gate hinges and a door hinge connecting the two piece arm, nothing too fancy or expensive.also added an outlet to the end of the boom so i can get the cord up out the way also.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Not a bad setup Pottz. I am thinking about a manifold at my sanding station (belt sander, build a downdraft table, and connecting a ROS) something like that would work well connected to the DC.

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 Not a bad setup Pottz. I am thinking about a manifold at my sanding station (belt sander, build a downdraft table, and connecting a ROS) something like that would work well connected to the DC.  

i tried a downdraft table, didn't like it's performance. and using the DC connected to a 2" hose just doesn't create enough suction. i use a mirka connected to that fein vac and there is basically zero dust !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

I really need to get something set up for my Milwaukee M18 ROS. The DC connection on it doesn’t fit with the M18 lunchbox vacuum, which is pretty annoying.

This is an idea I may end up stealing.
You’re way too organized, Lar.  I’m not sure I can trust you.

Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

it's a dream to use,i never put the sander away.i do need to shorten the cord on the sander though as it eventually falls down.so when i turn the sander on the vac comes on.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

This is my setup. When I added the Oneida Supercell I got rid of my small vac as the static pressure on the Supercell is damn near higher than a shop vac anyway. Everything runs to the same DC now. I keep a coiled up small diameter hose in the rafters that has its own blast gate tying to the main run behind it. An overhead power cord reel is nearby so everything is kept out of the way. Works for all the ROSs as well as the Shaper Origin and I use it to clean up on the assembly table as well. Ignore the leatherwork on the table. You heathens wouldn’t get it. 😜

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Great idea, 
I'm just an old dog that makes as much dust as I can then tries to breath it all in before it makes it to the floor.
I'm losing the battle, just can't huff it up like I used to.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Looks like a good idea that I may have to look into. Good job !!!   Mike
I've seen leather work like that Ryan.


Nice work on the arm Larry.  I usually resort to a respirator and a leaf blower when I use my sanders...
yeah i dont wanna know whats goin on with that leather work.but hey leather work is a showcased craft here ? probably not family friendly though !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Its possibly somebody at work with a Poulan!

Regards Rob

Some knowledge of all the original crafts falls under a craftsman’s gaze, right Pottzy?

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

i believe so ryan.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.