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post #1 of 4 Old 11-27-2012, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Lathe Dust Collection

Since several of us are new turners here I thought it would be helpful to revisit this and ask what you all have been using to reduce dust from the lathe. I'm putting up an ambient air filter which will help, but I need to rig something up to my DC to capture as much at the source as possible.

Here are some threads I found on the topic already. I like NCPaladin's set up and may try something like that as well. Would love to see what is working for you all. Thanks in advance!

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f6/la...od-long-32456/

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f6/du...n-lathe-25614/

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f6/la...lection-20669/
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Just a blast gate at the moment

Good idea for a thread.

I have seen various set-ups in turning videos.

I do not have much space behind my lathe, so at present I just have the elbow.

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After my Thien baffle installation, I am getting much better airflow, likely close to the as-new state. The extra airflow is helping a lot with dust collection from sanding.

I find that as long as I am sanding on the top of the wood, then the dust is dropping and gets pulled in by the airflow at the elbow.

If I sand at the backside of the wood, the dust is carried around and makes a cloud for me to breathe.

I find it is easy to sand in a manner which maximizes the dust pickup.

Good airflow will always help.
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Mostly what I try to do at the lathe is capture the floating dust. You really can't capture all the shavings. If your really anal about it you can learn to cut with the gouge so the shavings all fall in a certain direction but I find I'd rather just use the gouge to it's best cut and let the shavings fly.
I use an 1100 cfm dust collector but as soon as I can get my new 220 line installed I'll attach my (new to me) 2300 cfm dust collector.
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Looks like some people need over the shoulder collection as well.

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