Designing a dust collector

After working with wood and MDF, I quickly realized that I needed something to collect all the dust.  I couldn’t fix a ready-made design so I grabbed some good ideas in existing design and rolled out my own.

Requirements:

  • Transparent enough to be able to see the spindle / work area
  • Clamp-on spindle
  • Removable vacuum hose – store away when not used
  • Allow for long / short tool lenght
  • Flexible bristles so as not to snag into the material
  • Magnetic dust shoe to allow quick access to work area and different bristles lengths
  • Cheap!

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