This clever shop-built dust deflector makes for a cleaner miter saw station.
Even with a dust collection hose attached to a miter saw, dust and wood bits can still be a problem. Jeff Gascho, owner of Dovetail Designs in West Creek, N.J., created his own deflector to confine the dust to a single work station.
The curved setup consists of flexible plywood with laminate that surrounds the back and sides of the miter saw with a plastic curved inset (a basement window covering) at the top, while the dust hose is set into a hole behind the saw. Measurements for the setup were based on the fully extended radius of the saw.
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Q: We will store assembled, finished bath vanities and medicine cabinets in cardboard cartons in an unheated warehouse throughout the coldest months of the year (below zero). We do not know what amount of stress this will have on the wood of our product. We are also worried about condensation build-up. Your thoughts?
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Q: Our kiln-dried lumber is stored in an unheated building until we are ready to use it. We then bring it into the plant and cut and glue right away with a PVA. I think that the cold wood in the wintertime is interfering with our gluing. I ran a test and if the wood warmed for a day, it glued better. Am I correct that cold wood is not a good idea when gluing?
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