Drill Press Dust Control - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
Forum Contributor
 
Gaffboat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Oliver
Posts: 2,082
 
Default Drill Press Dust Control

After the mess of drilling holes for euro hinges in MDF, I decided I needed to get a handle on dust control for the drill press. I purchased a 2 1/2" Flexform Hose that can be bent and contorted to a variety of positions. That was the easy part.

The hard part was trying to puzzle out the best way to attach it to the drill press. The attached photos show my solution.

I started by gluing two splicers to a 90 degree elbow (photo DPDC_1). Then I made a bracket out of 3/4 ply and aluminum bar to hold the elbow assembly. (photos DPDC_2 and DPDC_3)

The bracket was attached to the underside of my drill press table and the elbow clamped in the bracket (DPDC_4 and DPDC_5).

Photo DPDC_6 shows the final assembly and the final two photos show the result of drilling MDF with a forstner bit without the vacuum and with the vacuum. Since the Flexform hose is attached to the table instead of the drill press column it is always in the correct postion no matter how much I raise or lower the table.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DPDC_1.png
Views:	423
Size:	432.1 KB
ID:	52858  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DPDC_2.png
Views:	329
Size:	447.3 KB
ID:	52859  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DPDC_3.png
Views:	299
Size:	464.2 KB
ID:	52860  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DPDC_4.png
Views:	385
Size:	417.3 KB
ID:	52861  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DPDC_5.png
Views:	656
Size:	436.7 KB
ID:	52862  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DPDC_6.png
Views:	435
Size:	461.0 KB
ID:	52863  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DPDC_7.png
Views:	329
Size:	443.0 KB
ID:	52864  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DPDC_8.png
Views:	347
Size:	442.0 KB
ID:	52865  

Gaffboat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 12:59 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Robert
Posts: 110
 
Default

Great set up Oliver. I for sure need one of those for when I'm sanding.
57759 is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 02:05 PM
Registered User
 
papawd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Country: United States
First Name: warren
Posts: 2,494
 
Default

Nice, I have dust collection on everything but my drill press

K.I.S.S.- Keep It Super Simple
For I Am Confussion at its Best
Don't fix it if it Ain't broken
Makin sawdust now in South Louisiana
papawd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 02:45 PM
Marine Engineer
 
kp91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Doug
Posts: 4,513
 
Default

Oliver,

Very professional looking installation! Thanks for sharing.

Doug
1 John 1:9
Fredericksburg, VA




http://disasterreliefeffort.org/
kp91 is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 03:33 PM
Registered User
 
OPG3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Otis
Posts: 1,985
 
Default

Oliver, That is a great-looking setup and your photos are perfect! You impress me as someone who could teach Karate via the internet! I am very impressed! Your idea of keeping the pickup "parallel" to the table is very solid! Keep-up the good work and Thanks for Sharing that!

OPG3

Tweak everything!
OPG3 is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 07:09 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 96
 
Default

Very nice set up. But if you want to see how well it works, drill a few larger holes with a forstner bit. Something that will produce some bigger chips.

I put DC on my drill press some time ago. But mine is attached to the back side of the fence. All I have to do is push/sweep the dust and chips to the cut out in the fence, and away it does. But sometimes the larger chips from forstner bits get caught up in the 2" hose.
jsears is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 07:10 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Country: Australia
First Name: Peter
Posts: 106
 
Default

Very good setup Oliver.
Could I trouble you for a few extra photos of the table you've made for the drill press, please....some dimensions too if possible, thank you.
Cheers, crowie
crowie is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 08:43 AM
Registered User
 
cagenuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Country: South Africa
First Name: Hilton
Posts: 522
 
Send a message via Skype™ to cagenuts
Default

So are the pipes below and above the table or do you alternate them?
cagenuts is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
Forum Contributor
 
Gaffboat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Oliver
Posts: 2,082
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crowie View Post
Very good setup Oliver.
Could I trouble you for a few extra photos of the table you've made for the drill press, please....some dimensions too if possible, thank you.
Cheers, crowie
It's really a very simple and basic table. Dimensions are 16" deep x 24" wide and constructed out of MDF. The attached file has more detailed photos. The original table on the drill press is 11" x 11" cast iron. The new table is attached with two screws to an 11" x 12 1/2" sub-base made from 3/4 ply that is bolted to the original table.

After owning my drill press for over 30 years I realized I didn't use it enough because trying to balance and drill on the original tiny table was too annoying. Now that I have built the table, I use my drill press constantly and confidently. It made drilling the holes for euro hinges in eight cabinet doors a piece of cake. Now I no longer have to futz with the Rockler jig I bought.

Check out the attached file and let me know if you have any other questions.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DP_Table.png
Views:	193
Size:	563.5 KB
ID:	52890  

Gaffboat is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
Forum Contributor
 
Gaffboat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Oliver
Posts: 2,082
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cagenuts View Post
So are the pipes below and above the table or do you alternate them?
I just attach the hose from my shop vac to the 90 degree elbow under the table. The hose goes to a Dust Deputy saw dust collector which is, in turn, attached to my shop vac. The FlexForm hose is attached above the table and can easily be used or moved out of the way as needed.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DC_connect.png
Views:	101
Size:	406.8 KB
ID:	52891  

Gaffboat is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drill DP15501 15" Drill Press allthunbs Ridgid Manuals 2 01-18-2018 01:13 AM
Picture of my Drill Press recently finished RLego Tools and Woodworking 5 07-12-2013 04:13 PM
Drill PRess.. help me pick please!! woodaholic Tools and Woodworking 8 09-13-2011 11:53 PM
Dust control with Dovetail jig 603Country Jigs and Fixtures 6 12-06-2010 02:29 PM
All thread for router skiis rstermer Jigs and Fixtures 99 08-09-2009 11:54 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome