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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #6: Revamping my Dust Collector ductwork

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2831 days ago 1786 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just put this into this series to tie things together, but it’s not in the proper order, so bare with me..

Hi,
Today, 6/21/2007, I changed the name on this blog, so members could find it easier.

Things sure get haphazard, & messed up when you by a new piece of equipment, especially when you’re cramped for space. I bought a new planer about a year ago, & I’ve been in a tangle ever since.

The first thing I had to do was rearrange all my power tools. After that I had to relocate all of my dust collector ductwork. I decided to replace the 4” plastic pipe with sheet metal. I also bought some new fangled blast gates from Penn State Industries, equipped with switches that turn on the dust collector when each gate is opened.

With the new pipe I ran a 5” main line the length of my shop, branching branching off with 4” to each machine. After cranking it up , & running it the first time, I notice the system seemed much quieter. I guess using a 5” main cut down on the friction.

Now that this is done I need to straighten out the rest of my shop, & start producing.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Bruce

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#1 posted 2830 days ago

I too just added a Powermatic planer to my shop and am having trouble organizing everything. My shop is 24’ X 40’ so it should have lots of room, but it is suffering from clutter. Is there any guidlines or maybe articles that would help put the machinery in its proper space?
Thanks!
Bruce

-- Bruce Ebling

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2830 days ago

Hi Bruce,
You make me so envious, You could fit 5 of my shops into yours.

It just so happens that December 2006 issue of Popular Woodworking has just what you need. It should be available at your magazine store right now.
It’s a fairly good article.
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Woodworking Essentials: Machine Placement by Scott Gibson
Page number: 49; Article length: 8 pp.
The right machine in the right place will make a huge difference is making your workshop time more efficient and enjoyable. Learn how to arrange your shop for easy workflow and see how other woodworkers have handled this situation.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 2830 days ago

Hi Bruce,
This might help you instantly. It’s very informative.

http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/pages/w00102.asp?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 2829 days ago

Dick: Hey that is a great article from Fine Woodworking. It sounds like I am almost already there. My Unisaw is located in the center of the shop with the 8” jointer on the left side of the table saw. What I am puzzling over right now is the location of the planer. I have my cutoff saw located along the longest wall along with the radial arm saw. The dust collector is in the corner, but I plan to upgrade to a cyclone type and move it to a shed outside in the future. I will pick up the magazine you mentioned and report back to you with what I learned.

-- Bruce Ebling

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#5 posted 2829 days ago

Bruce,
Glad it helped, but I’m still jealousof all that room.
I bought my dust collector from Pennstate Industries. They have a ductwork design program if if you haven’t installed all of your ductwork yet. It may help you out
http://www.pennstateind.com/store/ductdes.html

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 2829 days ago

Dick: I’ll tell you what, I have all this room and you have all the cool tools, we might be able to work out something!

-- Bruce Ebling

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#7 posted 2618 days ago

Hi, I just renamed this Blog, for those interested in dust control.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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