Having assembled my shop equipment, and watching Stumpy Nubbs show on chip collection for the lower budget…MINE! LOL! Went to my local box stores to purchase a trash can and I was sorely disappointed at the quality of the product in more than one store. At present I have no money for tools. So I remembered the burn barrel I purchased last year for $&.%). Checked it out…price increase. 10 bucks!
Had to clean out dried peanut oil! Another fun task?
Lots of fun cutting out the lid and lower deflector as my band saw didn’t seem to be cutting to smoothly. Got some great advise from fellow LJ’s helping out a Newbie. Got it figured out after seeing a great video recommended by Horizontalmike Didn’t have a circle cutting jig for my router. Bought some Plexiglas to make one. Tried to cut the holes for the input ports with my circle cutter for sheet metal. Worked once in practice. Dulled the bit??? Cut the 4” holes with my Makita saber saw
Found excellent instructions for building the thein Dust chip collector by Googling and I purchased the input/output ports from Rockler as they screw together.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/moz7wu5.jpg! Sanded and used two coats of shellac sealer, then Rustolium spray primmer and the grey spray paint I used to clean up my Delta Dust Collector
I used carriage bolts, 8” x 3/8’s and made sleeves from my conduit that I screwed up putting in my 220 volt line for my cabinet saw. LOL! I like to overbuild. could have just left it. :)
Purchased some coaster wheels to mount to the bottom of the can for ease of movement. But I have had to start on my decaying second floor windows in my Victorian House. Thought it would be a matter of scraping old paint. NOPE! water damage. It’s my NEW PRIORITY as I am not getting any younger and I’m working off a two story ladder!
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher