I do a lot of interior finish work. Sometimes the owners have already taken up residence, and the dust and chips created by my work can be a real nuisance. To gather up the mess that I make, I’ve been using a plastic bottle as a nozzle. As shown in the drawing, I cut the bottom off the bottle and angle the sides upward to resemble a scoop. Affixed to the hose with some duct tape, the scoop lets me easily pick up big and small debris at the same time.
Michael Sweem, San Francisco, CA