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  • ChuckD
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    Right,,, I felt the same way and did the same thing..

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  • Tom J.
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    Not my idea actually. A local toool company sells them but for $100.00. I figure it is almost as easy to make my own.

    Tom

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  • sawdust11703
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    Thanks Tom, thats a cool idea you came up with.

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  • ChuckD
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    Tom, have you been in my shop? That looks like one of the ones I made. Works great. Can never have to many dust collector hood.

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  • Tom J.
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    I'd get an old floor fan to convert or build something out of 2" x 2" like this.

    Tom
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  • sawdust11703
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    Dust Hoods (how to keep in place)

    Now that I have a dust collector, I want to start doing some intarsia. I just purchased a dust hood to put behind my flex drum sander.

    My problem is, when I put the hood behind the sander it doesn't seem to stay and I guess it's because of how heavy the 4 inch hose is. Does anyone have any tips, tricks or some kind of fix to make the hood stay put? My shop is small so I cannot affix any permanent tubing or hoods behind each machine. I have to keep things portable. Thanks for your help.

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