I'm interested in how scrollers deal with dust collection. I hate wearing those masks because I always have fog-up issues either with my glasses, safety glasses or both.
I have a small box fan with a furnace filter close by and a hose from my shop dust collector too. But yesterday I spent quite a while over the saw (I'm trying to make a wooden gear clock) and wondered how other deal with the dust.
So if you got some tips, please pass them on.
And one more thing, I always wear safety glasses on the table saw and router but I'm tempted to avoid them at the scroll saw. There's that big magnifier between me and the moving parts. Any thoughts on that?
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Somewhere on-line someone posted on how they made a complete dust collector for a scrollsaw. I may try checking, but would rather you spend your time looking, rather than me - after all you're the one concerned. I do not have dust collection on mine, jsut wear my dust mask, and have a fan blowing thru the shop.
For a dust mask, I now use a Resp-O-Rator, I got it thru Duckworks, http://www.duckworksbbs.com/SearchRe...15&Search.y=12
I got the Model 100. I have a beard now, and this thing is great. Quick and easy, so I use it evem on very short projects, maybe lasting 30 seconds or so on the router, or saw, when before I'd just skip a dust mask. I am very pleased with it, and am not affiliated with the company, just like their product, a lot.
I don't bother with safety glasses on the scrollsaw, but I do have very good eyeglasses. After all, it's not like you're going to get kickback on a scrollsaw.
OK, I made a quick search, after all this IS Al Gore's international worldwide web, using homemade scrollsaw dust collector as my search phrase, and lo and behold, came up with the one I had been thinking of, almost immediately. The first video is the one I mean, but you may prefer the other one. http://woodgears.ca/reader/walters/dust_extraction.html
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