"I used some rebar, at least thats what I think it is, like chicken fence, but alot smaller holes, but perfect to prevent small pieces of wood from going in."
It's whats call expanded metal.
I dream of a funnel shaped DC catcher with a high back side for behind the saw & with 4" gate at the bottom. Chips & dust shoot out against the high back & slide to the bottom & the rest just drops down & slides the the bottom.
"Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
"If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart