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A gallon of dust collection for an inch of sander

The 1" belt sander was the final frontier of dust collection in my shop. I conquered it using a rinsed-out 1-gallon plastic jug. After some careful tracing and cutting, the jug enclosed the belt and pulleys, and I strapped it to the sander, where shown. When I hooked up my shop-vacuum hose to the jug mouth, it proved a surprisingly effective dust trap.
—Erv Roberts, Windsor Heights, Iowa

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