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Sawdust funnel

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Has anyone gotten anything like this to work?

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What's happening is the sawdust is hitting the white stuff so fast its getting deflected upwards. I might have to put a lip on the top or something.

Hardly anything goes into the little cloth bag. In fact I took it off and watched it while I cut the end off a scrap and hardly anything came out. Even had the wife hold a shop vac hose up to it.

The sawdust comes out by the blade.

This is a work in progress. It does help keep the floor clean, but not as well as I expected.

That white material is bathroom wall stuff. It's really flimsy. A 4x8 sheet of it cannot stand up leaning against the wall, it just flops over. It seems to be vinyl or something similar.

$25 for a 4x8 sheet at Menards.

Probably the perfect material for tool box drawer liners. Cuts easily with a utility knife or scissors.
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Maybe start with a 30 gallon trash can, either rectangular or round. It will be easier to close in around the saw and the bottom will serve as a "lid".
That beats making a plywood box. A large appliance box would also work, like from a dishwasher.
Thanks for the compliment woodnthings! Here are more pictures of the dust collection for the miter, It is big and bulky but it works GREAT! I was fortunate to have enough space to buils a big and bulky miter shroud. It hooks up to my dust collector and any dust not inhaled by the collector never gets past the shroud and I then just brush it near the inhaler and it is gone.
I have been refining a design for it so I can have storage on top for all the stuff that seems to accumulate there.
Here's the best one I've seen posted on WWT:

There a bunch of ideas here:
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