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Tip describes modifications to a cardboard carton that make it a "scoop" for vacuuming up sawdust in the woodworking shop.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Jun 1992 (v.7#2) pg. 30

Tip: An automobile muffler shop can quickly and inexpensively make adaptors to hook your shop vacuum to dust hoods.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep-Oct 1989 (v.5#5) pg. 10

Tip on using recreational vehicle quick-disconnect fittings on workshop sawdust collection systems
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 4

Use a plastic garbage can between your woodworking tool and shop vacuum to catch the larger wood chips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #19 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 12

Dealing with dust. A survey of small-shop solutions. Various designs for pickups, blast gates, dust collectors, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 46

Tip suggests how to make an in-line baffle for a shop dust collection system to prevent small objects from hitting the impeller blades.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 16

Dealing with dust. How to choose the right sawdust collector for your shop. Looks at vacuums, blower-and-bag collector, and cyclone pre-collector.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #37 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 48
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 6

Designing a central sawdust collection system for your workshop. Looks at ductwork, blast gates, collectors and dust hoods.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #37 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 53

Tip on adding a plastic window to the side of a dust-collector drum.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 24

Buyer's guide to sawdust collectors.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #41 1995 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 102

Buyer's guide to sawdust collectors.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 120

Dust collector upgrade collects sawdust in a plastic bag for easy disposal.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #50 Feb 1996 pg. 96
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #54 Oct 1996 pg. 10

Tip on making a separate chip collector from a 55-gallon plastic drum for your single-stage dust collector.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #53 Aug 1996 pg. 20

Buyer's guide to single-stage, two-stage, and cyclone dust collectors and ambient air cleaners.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #55 1997 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 124

Tip suggests using electric leaf blower/vacuum for a shop dust-collection system.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 30

Modification that makes commercial blast gates open fully.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 32

Tip suggests installing a trap to protect a dust-collection impeller from damage by wood scraps.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 34

Overhead, revolving dust-collection fixture can rotate 360 degrees so a single hose can attach to any machine quickly and easily.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 84

Buyer's guide to dust collectors.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #62 1998 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 80

Vacuum-hose holder uses the folding arm from a desk lamp for flexibility in positioning.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 30

Tip suggests using a PVC coupling between dust collection system hose and dust hood on machine.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 34

Buyer's guide to dust collectors.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #69 1999 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 84

Annual buyer's guide to sawdust collectors.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #76 Fall-Winter 1999 pg. 66

Modifying a plastic blast gate to prevent accumulation of fine sawdust in the grooves.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #79 Apr 2000 pg. 16

Tip on using adhesive-backed copper tape inside plastic sawdust collector pipes as part of the static electricity grounding system
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #80 Jun 2000 pg. 26

Tips for sawdust control. (1) Thickness planer collector. (2) Sanding dust collection ideas. (3) Lathe dust hood. (4) Table saw dust trap. (5) Portable router dust hood. (6) Piping for a central dust collection system.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #80 Jun 2000 pg. 62

Sawdust collectors for the small shop. Product tests of several models.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #80 Jun 2000 pg. 80

Remote control for your central sawdust collector involves installing a low-voltage switch at every blast gate.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #80 Jun 2000 pg. 116

Tip on supporting a dust collector bag while adjusting and tightening the bag belt.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 18

Inverting a sawdust collector and mounting to the ceiling improves the piping layout. Also shown is a method to increase the capacity by attaching a plastic barrell to the lower bag.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 38

How to buy a dust collector.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #90 Nov 2001 pg. 39

Accessories and tips to maximize the performance and safety of your stationary shop tools.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #91 Dec 2001 pg. 38

Breathe easy. A comprehensive look at the hazards of wood dust and various options for keeping dust out of your lungs. Looks at sawdust collection systems, respirators and masks, air filters, etc. Includes a list of 35 free (or cheap) dust control ideas.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 1998 (v.21#11) pg. 36

Dust alert. Solutions for controlling wood dust in your shop. Includes plans for a shop-built ambient air filter.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Dec 2000-Jan 2001 (v.24#3) pg. 37, 42

Design for a wall-mounted dropbox to collect wood chunks before they reach the impeller of a sawdust collection system.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2001 (v.24#10) pg. 62

Workshop dust collecting system. How to convert a small vacuum cleaner into a workshop dust-collecting system.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1982 (v.5#9) pg. 49

Turn a shop vacuum into a quiet dust collection system by building a silencer. A simple plywood enclosure is lined with sound-absorbing material.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1987 (v.10#6) pg. 54

Tip on building a dust collector for a radial arm saw.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1987 (v.10#9) pg. 6

Two home-built sawdust collectors which use furnace blower units are described.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1987 (v.10#12) pg. 6
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 6

Eliminate dust and breath easier. What you can do to ventilate your workshop.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 25

Tips on reducing the electrostatic charge which builds up inside PVC pipe used in sawdust collection systems.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1990 (v.13#11) pg. 48

Hook-and-loop helper. Velcro strips on the inside lip of a dust collector bag and on the flange make attaching and removal of the bag easier.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 13

Tip shows how to make an in-lap dust collector for woodcarvers.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1993 (v.40#3) pg. 54

Tip: Photo shows how to attach a plastic bag to a table saw to collect sawdust.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 136

Wiring tip for turning your shop vac on-or-off automatically each time you operate your band saw, sander, or other shop tool attached to a sawdust collector.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 128

Tip: Attach a disposable vacuum cleaner bag directly to the sawdust exhaust of your power tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #285 Jan 1988 (v.38#1) pg. 100

Tip shows how to rig a shop vacuum to collect sawdust.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #337 Apr 1993 (v.43#4) pg. 35

Tip suggests how to make a way to turn off a dust collector system from any machine you're working on.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 6

Flexible aluminum duct pipe and a simple support bracket form an adjustable, stay-put sawdust pickup.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 48

Sawdust collector hood for almost any tool with a steel table is made from a PVC reducing coupling and a magnet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #390 Jul-Aug 1998 (v.48#7) pg. 18

Tip: Use two inexpensive window fans equipped with furnace filters to trap airborne sawdust.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 24

Cheap, efficient dust collection for a small shop. Seven stationary tools are arranged in a circle around a small dust collector. Short lengths of 4" ducts and a simple junction box (equipped with a movable valve) connect each machine to the collector.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 63

Dust collection system for a basement workshop. 3" diameter pipe is run to each machine in the shop where a variety of dust collection devices are used to collect the sawdust and direct it into the system. There is a damper slide at each machine which, when opened, turns on the vacuum system. Collector is mounted outside. All wiring is 24-volt to reduce shock hazard.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 76
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 12
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #16 May-Jun 1979 pg. 6

Return-air dust collection system for a workshop. Wood shavings are collected in barrels, dust is collected in filter bags, and the heated shop air is returned to the shop. Built mostly of plywood. Commercial versions are also described.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 58

Make an auxiliary dust-collection tank for use with a shop vacuum.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 24

How to adapt a router to hold a shop vacuum nozzle to collect dust and chips as they are produced.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 12

Dust collection box covers the headstock of a lathe. Especially useful when turning potentially harmful materials (soap stone, exotic woods, bone, etc.).
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 69

Low-cost workshop dust collection system uses salvaged blowers, PVC pipe and some flexible hose.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 42
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 4

Vacuum attachment for a jigsaw (scroll saw) picks up sawdust from both above and below the blade slot.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 12

Router joinery. Jigs expand the repertoire of joints you can cut using a router. Jigs shown for straight-edges, mortising, tenoning, and panel-raising. Also shows a dust-collection cage for use with slot cutters.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 4

Tip: Use "electrical sweep" elbows on your dust-collection system to improve airflow efficiencies.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 10

Tip on keeping airborne sawdust away from the open flame of a gas hot water heater.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 6

Floor-level ramp, with slots cut in top, is attached to your sawdust collection system and lets you "sweep" piles of sawdust directly into the system.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 12

Tip: Ceiling-mounted windowshades keep sawdust and chips from flying all over your shop.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 10

Clearing the air. Selecting and sizing a small-shop dust collector. Includes tips on shop-built blast gates, collectors, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 18
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 6

Automatic dust collector switch. When any shop machine is switched on, the controller detects current in its wires and then turns on the dust collector. Est. cost: $60. Also includes instructions for building automatic blast gate valves.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 62
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 16
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 4
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 16
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 16

Use a venturi-box sawdust collection hood to effectively increase the pull from a shop vacuum.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 10

Shop-built blast gates made from plywood scraps.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 8

Tip for preventing large dust-collector bags from popping off their flanges.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 10

Polyester felt bag and squirrel-cage furnace blower are combined to form a sawdust collector.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 12

32-oz. tapered plastic cups serve as connectors between shop-built sawdust collection hoods and the hose of a shop vacuum.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 18

Tip on improving the filtering capability of a dust-collector bag.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 20

Construct a simple radio frequency control system from stock components to turn a sawdust collection system on and off from anywhere in the shop.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 14

Tip on using various sizes of vent stack roof flashing as vacuum-hose hookups for dust collection.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 16

Clearing the air. Use a cyclone separator and tube filters to greatly increase the efficiency of a sawdust collection system.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 76
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 34

Using an electric leaf blower as the heart of a two-stage dust collector.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 24

Controlling wood dust. Four shop-built devices use cabinets, filters and vacuums for collection. (1) Chip collector cabinet for a portable planer. (2) Air-filtration box. (3) Collection box replaces a conventional drum to facilitate clean out. (4) Mobile stand with intake hood moves from job to job.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 44
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 11

Tip on using a remotely activated on/off switch to control a dust-collection system.
FINE WOODWORKING #107 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 18

Simplified dust-collector switch is activated by overhead pull cords run to each machine.
FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 28

Tip on using flexible aluminum ducting with a portable dust collector.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 20

How to slightly reduce the end diameter of a piece of PVC pipe using boiling water and hose clamps. Facilitates the mating of rigid and flexible dust-collection ductwork.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 18

Tip on correct size ductwork and collector for a typical small shop.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 32

Small-shop dust collectors. Choosing the right features and power for your needs.
FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 66
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 20

Sawdust collection system tips. (1) Shop made bracket to support thin-wall PVC pipe. (2) Using metal furnace tape to ground PVC pipe.
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 16

Sawdust control. Looks at respirators, sawdust collection systems, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #786 Jun 1994 (v.90) pg. 56

Radial arm saw sawdust collector.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #426 Nov 1963 (v.59) pg. 110

How to make a simple sawdust catcher that attaches to the post of a radial arm saw. Unit has a wooden base with a three-sided tent made from polyethyelene sheeting.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #593 Oct 1977 (v.73) pg. 158

Rear chute in radial saw traps sawdust.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1964 (v.121#5) pg. 139

Router dust-collecting attachment. Plywood ring with vacuum pickup hole collects router sawdust while you work.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1976 (v.145#3) pg. 129

Dust shield for radial saw.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1964 (v.184#4) pg. 159

Three power tool dust collectors which hook up to a shop vacuum. Works with a radial arm saw, a drill press and a table saw.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1974 (v.204#4) pg. 134

Build sawdust collectors from salvaged vacuum cleaner motors and 5-gallon plastic buckets.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #53 Mar 1990 (v.9#5) pg. 34

How to plan, select and install a sawdust collection system for a woodworking shop.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #97 Jul 1997 (v.17#3) pg. 55, Insert

Build this two-stage cyclone-style sawdust collection system from sheet metal and plywood. Includes a bin to collect large chips and a large filter box and dust drawer to trap fine particles. Also shows how to make and install metal ductwork, blast gates, and dust collector hoods for a radial arm saw, table saw, router table, and workbench.
SHOPNOTES #13 Jan 1994 (v.3) pg. 14
Added Info SHOPNOTES #16 Jul 1994 (v.3) pg. 29

Sawdust in the small shop. Strategies to contain and filter out harmful dust.
SHOPNOTES #24 Nov 1995 (v.4) pg. 12

Tip on improving the seal between the dust collection bag and the metal band clamp on a sawdust collector.
SHOPNOTES #48 Nov 1999 (v.8) pg. 4

Tip: Build a workshop dust collector consisting of a large box equipped with furnace filters through which a fan pulls dust-laden air.
WOOD MAGAZINE #5 Jun 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 74

Portable sawdust collectors. Twelve models are compared. How they work, what size you need, and tips on adapting your tools for dust collection.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 54
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 8

Going all out for dust control. How one Minnesota woodworker designed his own central collection system using both rigid and flexible 4" pipe. Est. cost: $300 plus 2-hp collector. Tips on making your own hoods to collect sawdust also shown.
WOOD MAGAZINE #17 Jun 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 48, 87
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 8, 12
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #20 Dec 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 12

Sawdust-collecting attachments you can make for a table saw, router table, and thickness sander.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 90

Tip: Attach furnace filters to a box fan and use it to collect dust from sawing and sanding operations.
WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 20

Tip: Use a small axial fan in a simple mount to keep dust out of your eyes and nose while turning wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 20

Tip on installing a remote switch for a dust-collection system.
WOOD MAGAZINE #43 Jun 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 14
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #45 Sep 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 13
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 12
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 6
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #66 Dec 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 7

How to make wooden adapters for hooking up various-size pipe and hoses in a dust-collection system.
WOOD MAGAZINE #43 Jun 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 23

A simple, affordable central dust collection system for a home workshop.
WOOD MAGAZINE #43 Jun 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 40
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 12
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 14
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 10

Plastic drink cup can serve as an adaptor between dust-collector hose and machine outlet.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 24

Tip suggests using a band-type automotive oil-filter wrench to attach dust-collection system hoses.
WOOD MAGAZINE #49 Jan 1992 (v.9#1) pg. 12

Shop tests of 11 affordable dust collectors for the home woodworking shop. Includes a comparison of single-stage and two-stage collectors and advice on features to look for.
WOOD MAGAZINE #54 Sep 1992 (v.9#6) pg. 42

How to make dust-collection system blast gates from PVC pipe connectors and sheetmetal.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 10

Drop box, installed in the air duct of a dust collector, serves as a trap for heavier particles and protects the collector.
WOOD MAGAZINE #64 Oct 1993 (v.10#7) pg. 16

S-hook holds shop vacuum hose in position to collect sawdust at a worksite.
WOOD MAGAZINE #65 Nov 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 12

Buyer's guide to 21 dust-collector systems.
WOOD MAGAZINE #65 Nov 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 52

How to add grounding wires to the outside of PVC pipe used in dust collection systems.
WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 10
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #82 Oct 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 8

Chip separator for your sawdust collection system. A large garbage can is equipped with a plywood top and coarse screen to catch large waste material while the finer dust continues on to the shop vacuum or sawdust collector.
WOOD MAGAZINE #77 Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 22

Tip on using coffee cans and hose clamps to join together sections of 4" flexible dust-collection hose.
WOOD MAGAZINE #87 Apr 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 23

Quick-and-easy dust-collection blast gate is made from plywood and PVC pipe coupling.
WOOD MAGAZINE #89 Aug 1996 (v.13#5) pg. 24

Hook-and-loop ("Velcro") strips facilitate the attachment of the bag onto a powered dust collector.
WOOD MAGAZINE #90 Sep 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 18

How to hook up a central dust collection in a woodworking shop. Includes homemade blast gates.
WOOD MAGAZINE #96 Apr 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 12

Tests of 25 dust collector systems.
WOOD MAGAZINE #96 Apr 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 58
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #97 Jun 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 4

A summary of how to ground a PVC-pipe dust-collection system.
WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 31

Recreation-vehicle hose fittings speed dust collector hookups.
WOOD MAGAZINE #100 Nov 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 16

Wall-hung cyclone-style sawdust collector to build. Est. cost: $375.
WOOD MAGAZINE #100 Nov 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 54, Insert
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #101 Dec 1997 (v.14#8) pg. 8
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 4
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #120 Winter 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 6
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #130 Feb 2001 (v.18#1) pg. 10 (Manometer to tell when filter needs cleaning)

Quick-disconnect clamp for a movable dust-collection hose.
WOOD MAGAZINE #108 Oct 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 20

Flexible coupler to link 4" dust-collecting hose and PVC pipe to form an airtight fit.
WOOD MAGAZINE #108 Oct 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 26

An explanation of how a cyclone dust-collection system works.
WOOD MAGAZINE #108 Oct 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 31

Tip on using a weighted bucket with adjustable arms to position and hold a length of PVC pipe used to suck up sawdust as it is being generated.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 29

Tip on installing a clear plastic window in the bag of a sawdust collector.
WOOD MAGAZINE #116 Aug 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 36

Dust-collector requirements. How to calculate the flow capacity required, what size ductwork that calls for, and how much static pressure loss your dust collector must overcome to work effectively.
WOOD MAGAZINE #119 Dec 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 16

Shop-built blast gates are equipped with magnetic switches to turn the central dust collector on and off.
WOOD MAGAZINE #120 Winter 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 26
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #140 Mar 2002 (v.19#2) pg. 10

Workshop dust boom. An articulated arm allows a sawdust collection hood to be positioned as needed. The hood is connected via flexible hose to the sawdust collector pipe.
WOOD MAGAZINE #126 Sep 2000 (v.17#6) pg. 14, Insert

Tip on using hook-and-loop (Velcro) fasteners to facilitate installing the filter bag on a sawdust collector.
WOOD MAGAZINE #126 Sep 2000 (v.17#6) pg. 28

Tip on using the cardboard tubes from carpet rolls as part of the piping system for a sawdust collection system.
WOOD MAGAZINE #130 Feb 2001 (v.18#1) pg. 28

Tip on marking a blast gate so it is obvious when it is open.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 30

Dustworthy companions. User test of 110-volt sawdust collectors costing up to $300.
WOOD MAGAZINE #140 Mar 2002 (v.19#2) pg. 62

Modifying the inlet shape on a cyclone dust collector will increase the air flow rate.
WOOD MAGAZINE #141 Apr 2002 (v.19#3) pg. 8

Guide to workshop dust control. Setting up a central sawdust collection system which uses ductwork and blast gates to service several machines. Useful comparisons of the various choices in ductwork and fittings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #143 Sep 2002 (v.19#5) pg. 80

Equipping a small workshop with an inexpensive and efficient dust extraction system. Some tips.
WOODCARVING #10 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 62

Homemade shield for extracting sawdust when using a flexible-shaft tool is made from plastic soda bottles.
WOODCARVING #45 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 14

Dustproof tent. A simple enclosure made of clear plastic film is used to contain the sawdust produced by power carving or power filing. The carver sits or stands outside the tent and reaches in through cloth sleeves attached to the tent.
WOODCARVING #50 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 54

Dustless routing. Hook up a shop vacuum to a router table using this attachment.
WOODSMITH #36 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 3

Sawdust collection bag attaches to the bottom of a table saw.
WOODSMITH #58 Aug 1988 pg. 3

Auxiliary table for use with a drum sander on a drill press includes a sawdust collection box with provision to attach a shop vacuum.
WOODSMITH #65 Oct 1989 pg. 3

Blast gates for sawdust collection ducts are made from plywood, hardboard, and metal duct pipes.
WOODSMITH #96 Dec 1994 (v.16) pg. 5

Extractor selection. Quick and simple method of directing the entire suction power of a sawdust collector to a single machine.
WOODTURNING #15 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 72

Tip on using a metal funnel (the type equipped with a flexible metal hose) as a collector in a sawdust collection system.
WOODTURNING #21 Apr 1994 pg. 73

Tip shows how to make a distribution manifold so one dust extractor can serve multiple machines.
WOODTURNING #45 Sep 1996 pg. 76

Holder that positions the mouth of a dust extractor hose as close as possible to a work piece is made from a telescoping broom handle.
WOODTURNING #48 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 77

Dust buster. Modifications to a dust extractor system to overcome the hazards of fine dust. Fresh outside air is blown inside a face mask and used to help direct the sawdust toward the extractor hose.
WOODTURNING #49 Feb 1997 pg. 31

Sanding-dust collection box. A wooden grill lets sanding dust fall down into a box where it is collected with a shop vacuum or sawdust collection system.
WOODWORK #4 Winter 1989 pg. 22

Getting the most out of your sawdust collection system. Advice on hoses, hose attachment, location of collector, etc. An accompanying article evaluates six models for small shops.
WOODWORK #13 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 50, 55
Added Info WOODWORK #14 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 4

Quick-release hose clamp for dust collector hose facilitates moving it from one tool to another.
WOODWORK #28 Aug 1994 pg. 18

A piece of flexible hose, a cardboard box, and your regular vacuum cleaner can be adapted to collect sawdust from woodworking machines. The vacuum cleaner can still be used for other purposes.
WOODWORKER #1016 Jul 1978 (v.82) pg. 310

The dangers of workshop dust. A look at the problem and sensible solutions.
WOODWORKER #1089 Aug 1984 (v.88) pg. 494

The craft of cabinetmaking. Part 3. Resawing using a band saw. Controlling sawdust.
WOODWORKER #1090 Sep 1984 (v.88) pg. 576

Waste away. Tips on collecting and disposing of sawdust from the woodshop.
WOODWORKER #1112 Jul 1986 (v.90#7) pg. 583

How to convert an old Hoover "Constellation" canister-style vacuum cleaner into an efficient sawdust collector for a radial arm saw.
WOODWORKER Jun 1987 (v.91#6) pg. 480

Workshop safety. Dangers of dust explosions from sawdust produced in a woodshop. Advice on selecting and installing a sawdust collection system.
WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 310

Tip on adding a sawdust collector to the blade guard on a table saw.
WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 337

Tips on making adapters to attach saw dust collectors to various woodworking machines.
WOODWORKER Feb 1990 (v.94#2) pg. 162

Dust to dust. An overview of the relative hazards of various kinds of wood dust, plus safety tips.
WOODWORKER Jun 1990 (v.94#6) pg. 536, 555

Cheap and efficient hood for collecting sawdust generated by a lathe, sander, etc.
WOODWORKER Jul 1990 (v.94#7) pg. 677

Fabricating a sawdust collection hood from papier-mache.
WOODWORKER Jul 1994 (v.98#7) pg. 56

Tip on reducing the amount of fine dust escaping from the cloth filter bag of a sawdust collector.
WOODWORKER Aug 1995 (v.99#8) pg. 83

Inexpensive dust collection system is built from an electric fan, furnace filters and some plywood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 50

Tip on locating an adapter to attach a shop vacuum to a tool with a different-size discharge hole.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 7

Tip on cutting a sawdust collection hole into the top of a workbench.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1994 (v.18#5) pg. 14

Movable saw dust collector (consisting of a large funnel attached to a pickup hose) is supported by a barbell weight.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 10

Improve dust collector efficiency by lining a sawdust collector's return-air bag with foam air conditioner filter material.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.19#6) pg. 8

Tip shows how to use discarded cardboard tubes from carpet or linoleum rolls to make dust collection system piping.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.20#4) pg. 6

Shop-vacuum hose clamp for tools that lack a built-in dust collection port.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.21#4) pg. 8

Sawdust collection chute for a workbench incorporates a removable plastic register air diverter which extends above the bench.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1999 (v.23#4) pg. 8

Dust shield, table extension and reference guide for use on radial arm saw.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1964 (v.20#1) pg. 61

Two air circulation and filtration systems that can be built to control sawdust in the home workshop.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1975 (v.31#6) pg. 40

How to build a new tabletop and a sawdust collector for a radial arm saw.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1977 (v.33#2) pg. 116

Tip shows how to make an overhead dust collector for a belt sander from the exhaust system of a clothes dryer.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1977 (v.33#5) pg. 91

Combination dust collector and power tool stand for the home workshop uses furnace filters on 3 sides and a window ventilating fan.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 90

Shop exhaust system is built from a motor driven fan out of an air conditioning system and sections of furnace duct.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 59

Tip: Increase the capacity of a shop vacuum by installing a 15-gallon paper barrel between the shop tool and the vacuum.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 9

Radial arm saw sawdust collector is assembled from cardboard boxes. Uses a shop vacuum to help pull dust into collector.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1980 (v.36#4) pg. 63

Homebuilt shop dust collector system utilizes plastic pipe, a squirrel cage fan, trash can and a dust bag.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1982 (v.38#1) pg. 38

Efficient shop vacuum system utilizes several small shop vacuums attached to one or more machines. Expand their capacity by adding a plastic trash container between machine and vacuum.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1982 (v.38#5) pg. 82

Sawdust collector for a radial arm saw incorporates a plastic bag. A shop vacuum provides the suction and collects the lighter airborne dust.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1985 (v.41#1) pg. 86
Added Info WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1985 (v.41#4) pg. 21

Sawdust collection system for a shop is built around a furnace blower. Plywood box collects large chips. Dust bag collects fine particles. Several ideas for attaching dust collectors to various tools are illustrated.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1986 (v.42#5) pg. 12
Correction WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1986 (v.42#6) pg. 27
Added Info WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1989 (v.45#1) pg. 52

Guide to dust collection systems. How sawdust collectors work, sizing a system for your needs, and a comparison of various units on the market.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1989 (v.45#1) pg. 70

Simple clamp holds your vacuum hose and attachment to pick up sawdust when using a sanding drum on a drill press.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 79

Use roof vent flashing and a wooden frame to make dust-collection hookups for stationary power tools.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1990 (v.46#5) pg. 72