Dust Extraction

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Blog series by DoctorDan updated 01-10-2011 01:06 AM 3 parts 5013 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: A serious dust extractor needs a silo

09-26-2010 09:06 AM by DoctorDan | 1 comment »

I’ve been doing some research into cyclones… I thought this one was of note. Hayley's Dust Extractor in the Oneida Gallary

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Part 2: A Clang and my Dusty Died

12-12-2010 12:30 PM by DoctorDan | 6 comments »

Today my dusty died. I was working on two toy chests for christmas. I was cutting the curve on the base moulding with a jigsaw I heard a clang, followed by a change in pitch of the dust extractor hum. My 3 week old dust extractor. I cut the power and walked over to explore. The impellar case was split… a ding in the curve… and some paint missing. I found this block of wood. A little big for a dust extractor… about 20cm long. (Tells you it’s got some...

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Part 3: Metal Ducting

01-10-2011 01:06 AM by DoctorDan | 2 comments »

To access various machines and far corners of the shop I rely on the mobile base of my dust extractor. With a planned upgrade to a fixed cyclone, to avoid the hassle of moving around the extractor and to allow multiple machines to be attached, I’m planning a major ducting upgrade. There are several options to run ducting the most common is PVC storm water piping, metal ducting, long lengths of flex hose, and all manner of home made solutions. Being my nature I chose to explore wh...

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