I HATE moving the DC hose from machine to machine!!!
One of these days (who hasn’t said that tooo many times?), I will be running 4” galvanized metal ducting throughout the shop. I’ve had the ducting for a while now, but am waiting to install it until my machine layout is better determined. I also need to do the obligatory HF 2HP DC Thien Top Hat upgrade. I already have the Wynn Environmental 35A-NANO cartridge filter. The DC upgrade will go a long way towards the “Dungeon to Lair” metamorphosis!!!
I AIN’T WAITING ANYMORE!!!
I got fed up the other day after wasting too much time relocating the DC hose and tripping over it waaaaay too many times. So I have started a Thien Top Hat & Tails build in conjuction with a HF 2HP DC modification!
I wish the title to this blog installment could have been:
”Thien Top Hat & Router Circle Cutting Jig, but the Thien Top Hat is incomplete!!!
Here are pictures of my very limited progress. I blame the slooooow progress on having to move the DC hose from machine to machine and the fact that I had to first make a router circle cutting jig. That may or may not be totally true, but that’s my story &.......
I didn’t have any written plans, just drew it up on the ply, “on the fly”! I used my crappy Skil jig saw & my RIKON 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of Resaw Capacity to rough out the shape and cleaned up the edges with my new router circle cutting jig.
The circle jerk, err jig build, was a “Down & Dirty” git ‘er done kinda thing. I used what I had on hand & built it quickly. OK, quick for me anyway!!!
Router Circle Cutting Jig cleaning up!!!
Test fit on the bigger than a “10 Gallon hat” trash can!!!
The bottom section “Thien Baffle” and the top of the “Hat” piece:
That’s what I done did today.
I am soooo looking forward to having ALL my machines ducted and NOT tripping over DC hose!!! Hopefully, tomorrow’s weather forecast is accurate and we will see very little snow. I won’t have to plow and I’ll then be able to make some more progress.
Well, that’s the plan at least!!!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!