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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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The fence in the first pic might look finished but it's not. I have yet to slot the UHMW and drill the plywood backer for the bolts. Otherwise, the fence is done. Later I'll make a 4" wide drawer for bits that will attach to the legs on the right side and slide out. After that will be casters and dust collection...not necessarily in that order.

The table and fence are entirely shop-made.
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Chuck, one easy method of putting dust collection on your fence is to cut two more of your angle supports and place them on either side of the opening. Add a square with a 2-1/4" hole in it for the hose to cover it and you are done. ShopNotes plans call for using 1/4" hardboard but I think the hose would not stay in place well. I would use a piece of 1"x ?.

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Thanks for that, Mike. I'm also looking on Youtube and other places for plans to make either a cyclone or a Thien baffle chip collector to place ahead of my shop vac. Any experience with either?
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Chuck, have you been to Phil Thien's site? His design scales up or down rather nicely. I've built 2 of them. One is on a full sized trash can (33 gal, iirc) for my big dust collector and the other is on a small 6 gal bucket for a shop vac. Both work amazingly well. For the shop vac, I use a HEPA filter and built a cart to hold it all. I also use an iVAC switch that turns on the shop vac when the tool is turned on. Works great. Pix below.
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Thanks for that, Phil. I have been to Thien's site and several others. I'm almost settled on an approach and I'm strongly leaning toward the Thien baffle.

Looks like your shop vac and mine may be the same size an brand. I have a Harbor Freight movers dolly on which I'll install a platform to carry the bucket and shop vac.
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I confess Chuck, I cheated and did it the easy way.
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Nice table, Chuck!!
What was your total cost, less the router?
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What was your total cost, less the router?
I deliberately wasn't keeping close track but I'd bet it's $300-350. I probably didn't save much, if any, over buying a pre-built table but I got the benefit of the experience -- and bragging rights.
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The bragging rights are richly deserved, Chuck.
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I deliberately wasn't keeping close track but I'd bet it's $300-350. I probably didn't save much, if any, over buying a pre-built table but I got the benefit of the experience -- and bragging rights.
Great job . This is exactly how I feel too

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Ok ,I never insulate
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