Faced with the task of preparing multiple birdhouse parts, all with large drilled holes, I decided to create a shroud to contain and collect the inevitable tidal wave of sawdust.

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Faced with the task of preparing multiple birdhouse parts, all with large drilled holes, I decided to create a shroud to contain and collect the inevitable tidal wave of sawdust. This one is 99-percent efficient.

To build your own, first cut a hole through a scrap of wood to fit your vacuum hose. Cut a half-gallon juice jug in half, and make a hole in its bottom large enough for your drill-press chuck. Cut another hole in one side to match the one in the hose mount. Screw the jug to the hose mount, flush with its bottom. Then screw the hose mount to a fence the same thickness as your workpiece and positioned for the hole(s) you'll make. Attach the hose and drill away.
—Joe Langenstein, Chillicothe, Ill.