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Venturi-Box Dust Catcher

Combined with your shop vac, this homemade box gives you a great way to collect dust and keep your workshop clean.

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homemade venturi box great way to collect dust
  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Cut the Box into Sections Using a Utility Knife

Tape the cardboard box closed. Using a utility knife cut one-third of the length and two-thirds of the width off two sides of the box's top and off two sides of its bottom.

cut box into sections using utility knife

Step 2: Seal the Holes with Duct Tape

Use duct tape to close the holes cut in Step 1. Make sure all of the seams are completely sealed.

use duct tape to close the holes

Step 3: Cut Openings in the Box

Cut a rectangular opening on the shallow end of the box. Cut a hole in the larger end of the box, big enough for the hose of the wet/dry vacuum to fit in.

cut openings in box

Step 4: Seal the Hole with Foam

Tape a square of foam over the hole, and cut an X in the center to accommodate the hose.

seal hole with foam

Step 5: Try out the Dustcatcher

Place the box close to the work piece, and turn on the vacuum while making cuts with the table saw.

trying out the dustcatcher