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Dust Collector Series #1: Cyclone DC with Recycled Lumber only

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Blog entry by Martyroc posted 896 days ago 5415 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi All,

Some of you may know that I posted a Cyclone DC as a project however it was not finished and should have been posted as a blog. Well here it is as a blog, (again my apologies, sometimes I get ahead of myself). Like I said in the original post, this is no big deal many of you have these and you all know about these, but mine will be made of 100% recycled lumber including; Pallet wood,Old 3/4 tongue and groove wall paneling, wood I can salvage from a dumpster, side of the road whatever. Here are a few pics to get started, I will continue to post as I move to another step. In the pictures you will see, (pictures are a little big, I will work on that, promise) I have only just gotten started, and since I am working on several projects at once including some house remodeling, and 100+ projects on my list and 100+ or more on my Honey do list. I tell you this work thing is cutting into my workshop & social networking time!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.



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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 896 days ago

Clever! I’m impressed.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Martyroc

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#2 posted 896 days ago

Thanks Bob, I am pretty sure I can build it, and the wood is literally scraps on the workshop floor, cutoffs, pallets and kindling etc. I am more concerned that it will work. On the inside I was going to make it smooth as possible and then someone mentioned it doesn’t need to be because you want the particles to drop as soon as possible, any thoughts?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Sarit

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#3 posted 896 days ago

You want to make it as smooth as possible to avoid losing CFM. The airstream will make several revolutions inside the cone before finally exiting. So if the cone is octagonal and the airstream circles 4 times, then it hits 8 * 4 = 32 bumps before exiting.

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#4 posted 895 days ago

Thanks for the advice Sarit, my original plan was just that, but there was a little speculation so your confirmation helps.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 890 days ago

Your blog caught my eye. Time for the project and thinking it through are the biggest costs. :) Your shop is more cluttered than mine. LOL

Thinking through the angles and doing the assembly should transfer into bigger things?

My to do list is in categories. Wanna,needa, and gotta. Getting closer to wannas!

Thanks for posting

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Martyroc

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#6 posted 890 days ago

Hi Doc,

I had not done many compound angled cuts in a while, mostly everything I have built in the last few years have been cabinets, bookcases, desks etc, nothing with any real angles. I wanted a project I could build using all my recycled lumber and incorporating some techniques that I had not used in a while. Since I spend every Sunday morning cleaning the vac filter, and inhaling the small particles I am trying to keep out of the air I figured now was the time to make use of all that lumber. I am currently building a coffee table humidor at the same time,but that is using good lumber. Whenever I make any progress with the Cyclone I add another entry to my blog. If you have any questions please let me know.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 890 days ago

thx

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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