Huck's DIY Season 2 Preview

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Blog entry by Huckleberry posted 01-31-2011 09:48 PM 4971 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I am warming up this new season with dust collection issue. I go through the steps to make dust collection for my contractor style table saw. This is mainly for me to get used to the new camera and video software if it is boring I apologize for that….. The better ones are yet to come.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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Kerry Drake

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 11:33 PM

Yea! The Huckster is BACK!

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 12:28 AM

Decent. I did roughly the same to my Craftsman TS. I have the same DC. The fun part is blocking off the inlets on the front and back of the saw. There are a bunch of threads here on how to do that. Basically, you do something that blocks the front arbor tilt when the blade is at 90 degrees, but has to be removed when you tilt it. The back can be closed off fairly well within the height range. You don’t want ALL the air inlets blocked or you get no flow, but you want a lot less than just the basic contractor saw gets you.

You need to improve the filter on that HF DC. 5 micron is no where near enough to keep you safe. You need .5 micron filtering. Go to Wynn Engineering and get a 35A filter. It will just attach right on to the HF DC.

You can also dramatically increase the amount of dust and chips going into the bag and not the filter by making a “Thein” baffle for it. shows you how to build one that goes inside the DC.

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#3 posted 02-01-2011 01:50 AM

Great video. Dust collection is a great thing to have.

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#4 posted 02-01-2011 02:21 AM

I made it to the 4:18 mark of the video before I blew my freaking brains out. Huck, you look like a good guy, but you need to liven this up a bit. Take a couple shots of whatever you’re dirnkin’ and pretend you’re interested in what you’re talkng about because a lot of us are falling asleep half way through…

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#5 posted 02-01-2011 03:47 AM

Let’s keep buildin, bubba! cant wait to see what is to come.

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#6 posted 02-01-2011 04:38 AM

Welcome back Huck. The new camera is great but may be distracting you some what as you did not seem to be talking to us . But kept pausing and staring towards the camera. That said I have followed your videos for some time and have learnt and been entertained by them. So once again I thank you for inviting me into your shop and sharing your woodworking time and experience with me..

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#7 posted 02-01-2011 02:33 PM

welcome to 2011 :-)
as Alfred222 say but allso your mic sound is desturbing ,it make noise when you talk
it sounds like you talk thrugh a thin piece of paper that vibrates on top of the mic

little to be taken care of and then you are ready to rock 2011 :-)

take care

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#8 posted 02-01-2011 06:29 PM

Mr. Hamilton, I apologize to your family for the causality….

brtech- I am very interested in this baffle and neutral vane. I read your post on it and you really have me curious about it. Even if your DC is purple which I must say is really cool, I might have to pimp my DC!

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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