For no reason other than I've always thought it should be done, I've concentrated recently on corralling the dust and chips that accumulate so quickly. It started some time ago when I mounted my big shop vac and a Dust Deputy cyclone on a 55 gallon drum. Recently I've been able to afford a Jet JCDC3 and found as expected that it can pick up the big plane shavings that choke the 2 1/2" tube, cleanly gather the planer, table saw, shaper, wide belt sander and bandsaw output. But neither of them seem adequate for lathes and miter saws which have always been notoriously difficult to successfully corral the flying chips unless you live at the end of a wind tunnel that will take off your hat. Taking a hint from "CleanTurnTools" I have begun down a path of lathe dust collection that seems to work for more than just one gouge and costs very little.
Using 1 1/2" left over plastic plumbing, I formed the collection tube and with a wedge of wood and a band clamp secured the tube to my lathe tool. It is capable of fitting on any of my 15 or so tools and it takes about 45 seconds to change to another tool. I expect that to get much faster as I grow accustomed to the process and not fumble so much. There may be improvements to be made and I welcome all suggestions.
The sequence of pictures show the getup and then the "clean" work area as I start to turn this little plate. The third picture shows the bottom of the plate done ready for sanding. A close up shows how much wood I was removing (to test) and how the cutter can still reach into a corner. I had the tube very far forward so you can see where it rubbed the turning a bit. The fifth picture shows how much didn't make it into the tube and then after 60 seconds with the loose hose. Without the tube the shavings would have been ankle deep and the lathe surfaces piled to the point any more would fall off. So I think this idea has potential. I did move the tube to the other cutter to clean up the plate top. .It's not nearly as awkward as it might seem and I almost forgot that it was there as I concentrated on the tool action. I haven't tested it on all my tools yet, but each one will get a turn. I'm especially anxious to test it on the big 2" roughing gouge. There is a constriction where the plumbing attaches to the Bosch (Festool) tool hose that may require some change.