The drum sander on my drill press works great for sanding curves
but it produces lots of dust. So to collect the dust, I slip the hose from
my shop vacuum into a bracket attached to the column of the drill press, as shown
in the photo. Besides keeping the hose steady during use, the bracket is easy
to adjust. This way, you can put the end of the hose right where you need it.
The bracket consists of two parts: a keyhole-shaped yoke, and a metal hose clamp
that secures the yoke to the column of the drill press (see drawings). These parts are held
together with a carriage bolt and wing nut. The bolt passes through a hole in
the hose clamp and into another hole in the end of the yoke.
To allow you to tilt the yoke to the desired angle without loosening the wing
nut, the hole in the metal clamp is slightly larger than the square shoulder of
the bolt. And to provide clearance for the wing nut, theres a rectangular
opening in the yoke. Finally, the large hole in the yoke is sized to accept the
hose from the shop vacuum.
Have a nice weekend,
Online Editor, ShopNotes