With any dust handling system that uses platic piping, make sure
you ground the piping as it can build up a pretty health static
electric charge. Fine Dust + Spark = Boom. This can be done by
running a copper wire through the pipe then to a handy water
pipe, electrical conduit or the door knob if you don’t like to be
disturbed while working.
Several places sell kits for using a shop vac for dust
collection including Sears and Lee Valley Tools. Lee Valley also
sells a high density filter that will remove finer particles than
the usual vacuum filters. You also can buy remote control
switches to control the vacuum systems - saves running back and
forth if you move the vacuum to preserve some semblence of quiet
in the shop.
I turn soapstone on a lathe so dust control is very near and
dear to my heart.
Hope this helps,
Island Gem and Rock