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Blog entry by Don posted 02-01-2007 11:53 PM 1134 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Forgive me for doing a little self-promotion here, but yesterday I posted an item entitled “Making the Jerrjens Mini-Cyclone”. It seems to have fallen off the radar screen without any comments and possibly no readers.

Now, I really don’t care if members don’t read all of my posts, this site is getting so busy it’s almost impossible to keep up. But this article covers one of the most popular shop modification in Australia. There have been literally hundreds of Aussie woodworkers who have downloaded the plans for the Mini-Cyclone. And hundreds of inquiries have been asked of the designer of this unit. It’s hard to believe that the mini-cyclone wouldn’t find the same interest level amongst the membership of LumberJocks.

Hence my question; are health and safety issue less important to a largely US based membership? I also note that no comments were mad on another Health & safety blog of mine.)

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 02-02-2007 12:18 AM

Sorry Don for being so inattentive. I saw your post, but didn’t take time for the photos to download, it takes a long time on old-school dial up with an old computer modem.

I have been planning on writing up a Review for the two stage collector plastic barrel lid that I bought with my dust collectors. I just haven’t taken time to do it all. Writing up text is quick for me, but adding the photos with all of the photo editing, uploading, etc., takes me a lot of time.

I haven’t tried the small bucket style separator that you show, but I have used the bigger barrel style kind for several years now with great success. In fact, I can dump the barrel maybe 7-10 times before the cloth bag on the dust collector is full enough to dump.

We are very much worried about dust here you can be assured, I think it is just hard to keep up with all of the activity going on now on the website. Dust collecting hardware and accessories has become big business in the US woodworking world. There are many articles on the worries of dust, and many with the “solutions” shown in both advertisements and tool reviews (what’s the difference in most magazines? none?).

I have been wondering if Martin would like to pull all of the “Tool Reviews” out and put them in a separate Forum, as they are really starting to add up. This is great, as most woodworkers with a computer are looking up information on tools they are considering, and that allows them to find the lumberjock site, and hopefully will join up with the rest of us. I think if more of us would skip a blog-rant once in awhile and do a tool review on a favorite tool, such as you are doing, we would increase the traffic to the site, and it would become a very helpful resource on the website. I appreciate your leadership in this regard.

I stayed late at the church last night and got your CD’s all copied, I will get them in the mail the next time I head to town. Hang in there brother,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#2 posted 02-02-2007 12:33 AM

Thanks, Mark. I’ve noted that you’ve been rather quiet the past few days and was going to PM you to check all was OK.

God bless,

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 02-02-2007 01:49 AM

Oh, I”m just falling behond on all these new posts. I try to make sure I’m up to date as often as possible, but its just getting harder…. Good to see you again Mark!

that said. I’m interested in just this sort of dust collection… interstingly I just got a shipment of new safety goggles and a new dust mask just today. I’ve had a hard time locating goggles locally, and been increasingly frustrated with my safety glasses… once my tears became viscous enough to use as woodfiller I knew something had to be done!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 02-02-2007 03:55 AM

Hi Don;
—-I try and read so much around here that I must admit to sometimes falling short to all the activity that is going on here.

I missed this one, and though I skimmed it fast I will have to take more time and read it closer in the near future.

I just finished a twelve hour day and so I’m having trouble being active at the moment for anything but escaping to the land of dreamscape.

Also there is nothing wrong with doing ‘self-pomotion’, so keep it up—-after all that’s what blogging is all about.

-- --frank, NH,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 02-02-2007 04:31 AM

I think your tool reviews have been great, & safety ones are real important. You have a lot of things down under that are new to us Yanks, so keep them coming. Another thing, I think people are used to reading things on the internet that don’t ask for input, or comments, so they read them , & go no to the next thing. If they’re slow typists like me, when I add a comment it takes awhile.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 02-02-2007 04:33 AM

I copied instructions last nite and went to bed, this morn. I was back at pc trying to enlarge drawing so as to read measurements and what items listed. Did get drawing blown up but writing inside drawing unclear.
Good article, am in process of fiquring out exactly how to hook system up and exactly what parts needed.
Good article, very timely.

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#7 posted 02-02-2007 07:02 AM

If anyone wants the drawing in a clearer format, PM me with your email address and I’ll send it as a separate jpg attachment. I’m trying to access a video that was produced on making this item, but am not having much success.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#8 posted 02-02-2007 08:14 AM

I woke up thinking about Cyclone Dust Collectors and how can I convert my Shop Vac

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#9 posted 02-02-2007 06:35 PM

I already made one from a mag article I saw, it works great and I set it outside the shop so the noise is’nt too bad. Yea they are good, good idea to poste. That and the over head collector I’ve made sucks so hard, thats why my shop’s such a mess, every things swirls like a tornado. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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