With a little more time, and some minor changes to the layout once the dust extractor was relocated to the mezzanine, the dust extraction ducting was finished.
At least the first stage!
Stage 1 – connect up a functional dust extraction run from each of the main machines to the dust extractor, with blast gates isolating each machine.
Further work to be done as time, energy and motivation permits:
Modify base of dust extractor so it fits properly in the available space. This may also involve shortening the legs by a couple of inches to assist with clearances (to be assessed).
Capture dust from the tablesaw dust guard.
Improve (straighten) path from thicknesser to vertical ducting.
Break into existing ducting to add a run towards the wood turning area. Includes a pickup from the bench for the bench-mounted tools, and a quick coupling connector for the superflex hosing for cleanups.
Set up extraction as appropriate from the lathes.
Increase diameter of trunking from the dust extractor along the main run to 6″
Add a cyclone separator if possible.
The Super Dust Deputy is $US239, or $A626 for the metal version.
Not sure if and when they will be available in Oz, but they cost $US239 for the XL version, and $US169 for the standard version. It will be interesting to see how the price compares.