One of the final things that needed to be done was building an enclosure around my machine. It does two things for me. First it cuts down on the dust that can be blown all around the shop as well as the house. Second, it cuts down on the noise. I built the enclosure out of 1/2" plywood I had bought a few years ago.
The door was made from pine boards with a plexiglass window.
A view through the window.
The door in the up position
A close-up showing how I routed the vacuum hose for the shop-vac.