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Shop-Made Bandsaw Dust Port

Shop-Made Bandsaw Dust Port

by John Calkin

Published online by Guild of American Luthiers, September 2021


My old bandsaw was made before dust ports were added to every power machine, so I made one out of wood. It's a close copy of the heavy-gauge steel cover for the lower wheel but made out of light plywood. The dust port itself was purchased and screwed to the cover. A mahogany interface to accept the 3" vacuum hose was made to fit the port. The sides of the cover were kerfed to permit easy bending to match the original metal cover. I think the rest of the construction is self-explanatory. ◆

All photos by John Calkin