Please, no applause. Really.
Ok, just a little.
On December 31, 2011, at 8:45 PM, I fired up my Clear Vue dust collector. Granted, it worked. But the rather loud noise caused me to shut it down within seconds. After several successive attempts, it became very apparent the fan was flexing enough to hit the suspension nuts.
But hey, it actually worked.
So what did I do today – I fixed the problem.
But wait, here are a few pictures of what brought me to this point. When I last wrote, I was beginning to wire.
The pic below is looking from the top-down to the floor – some 11’ down.
On the left is the remote / relay box. This next pic if looking up.
If you were to see the rest of my shop, you would laugh at the furnace filters. I haven’t used a dust collector since I sold my Jet a year ago; so keeping whatever dust the Clear Vue would release into the shop wouldn’t make a real difference.
I purchased the can from McMaster-Carr and followed the suggestions from several other Clear Vue owners by putting some wheels on it. The clean-out box that supports the filters can be emptied from the bottom. Perhaps some day I will make a pull-out, but for now, this will work.
It was the piping that took quite a while – not only to assemble, but to plan out. Of course, I was looking for the best way to run the 6” S-D pipe, but I was focusing on only two places: the table saw and the planer / molding machine.
But once up there, I started to think about the Blum and how lonely it was not being connected to the other machines in the shop. Notice, I did not tape several joints – my panel saw started to complain – guess I’ll have to run a line in that direction too!
Although this will not show up on the Emmy Awards, here is a short video of the Clear Vue in action.
BTW – all of this was NEEDED. Not only for my lungs, but I need to build some kitchen cabinets. Just to let you know – this dust collector will remove paint, chrome, and probably whole pieces of buildings. This thing is incredibly powerful.
-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.