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hawkeyefxr

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I want to make a dust extract reducer for the rear of my compound saw. The stupid little round extract thats on the saw itself collects less than 5% of the saw dust.
The saw is mounted on it's own table and i want to make one out of 1/4 ply behind the saw so it collects the whole of the dust being shot out the rear of the saw.
I am sure there is a something on the internet where you put in you measurements and it tells you the angles. I have made a similar one for router table dust collection but that was a hit and miss affair.
If any one know of a website\ app that does it i would be happy if you could pass on that info.

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You could always go back to base principles and draw it out to scale, on millimetre graph paper. All you'd then need are a pair of compasses, a couple of squares, a ruler, pencil and a protractor. That's how it was done when I was at school - no need for a computer
 

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I found a couple of online apps but not the Pyramid one. None of them quite did what i wanted, either that or they were beyond me lol.

In the end i did it the old fashioned way, Made it out of cardboard to get my cutting sizes and shapes, took about 15mins.

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I think your right about the 5% lol.
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You can get something called a big mouth dust hood. Axminster sell them and theyre £20.

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Theres a fantastic video on youtube, i think it was called 'rollation' or something, where a yank makes square to round and other things out of sheet steel, I'll look for it
 

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Lol, i forgot to add, he sounds like stephen hawkins computer generated voice 🤣 😂
Now youve been told, you wont be able to get it out of your head!!
 

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I have one of these at the back of my lathe. It's to tall really for my use, the slide rails of the saw will hit it, though i could cut a section out i suppose. I will certainly look at it though, thanks.

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You can get something called a big mouth dust hood. Axminster sell them and theyre £20.

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Looks like a household gutter down pipe hopper head, not exact but if needed (probably not needed) the much cheaper and readily availble hopper head could be readily adapted.
 

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I made a collection hood for my wood lathe out of an old plastic dustpan.
Wooden dowel taped to the handle and into a block of wood (lathe was mounted on a bench at the time but you could use a broom handle/etc). All coupled together with generous helping of duct tape and for basically £0, meant I kept my £20 for other more interesting things!
 

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Looks like a household gutter down pipe hopper head, not exact but if needed (probably not needed) the much cheaper and readily availble hopper head could be readily adapted.
I've bought a hopper head to do this with my old De Walt radial arm saw. Not fixed it up yet. It cost about £8 from Toolstation.
 

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I've bought a hopper head to do this with my old De Walt radial arm saw. Not fixed it up yet. It cost about £8 from Toolstation.
Had a look and it's to small for what i want, shame as the price is good.
 
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