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3/28/2009 3:36:24 AM
United States
Al Winiski
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Hey, John.  You have a terrific site and your projects are ingenious.  I have got more ideas for my shop and for jigs in the last hour of surfing your site than I  have from other sources in the last year.  I love the overarm dust collector.  Now all I have to do is figure out how to make it work with my Biesmeyer fence.  
3/19/2009 12:47:16 AM
United States
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Reply to comment from Jerome Hanby who wrote:
Did you try making the guard "floating"? I've been thinking of building something similar to this si...

Hi Jerome,
I looked at a few shop-built floating guards before building mine, and they all seemed too complicated.  I'll admit that the setup you see in the pictures was intended to be temporary until I made one that suspended from the ceiling.  Here we are, 5 years later, and I'm still using my temporary concept.  It's not because I'm lazy, it's because it's working well Smile

I'd say keep it simple!
3/18/2009 7:29:38 PM
United States
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Did you try making the guard "floating"? I've been thinking of building something similar to this since I saw something similar in a recent Shopnotes. Your design looks better than SN's, but it looks like both clamp the shroud at a set distance from the blade...
3/3/2009 4:45:54 AM
United States
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Reply to comment from Vincent who wrote:
This is almost exactly what I have been looking for.  Did you purchase the plastic dust hood from ML...

Hi Vincent,

Yes, the guard was purchased from Penn State Ind. (sister company to MLCS) for $24.  This was a decent price in my opinion.  You could build the plastic guard yourself, but it might be a bit tricky and not quite as visible as this one:

3/2/2009 4:54:01 PM
United States
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This is almost exactly what I have been looking for.  Did you purchase the plastic dust hood from MLCS?

Blue Bell, PA
2/20/2009 4:00:49 AM
United States
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Hi John,

Fantastic site!  Learning a great deal from your posts and videos - thanks!  Do you have any project plans/drawings for your Overarm Dust Collector?  If not, can you at least provide a list of materials with quantities used?  I may be able to figure out how you put it together from that.

Austin, Tx

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