Dust Collector Series #7: Building the containment

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Blog entry by Martyroc posted 02-26-2012 11:44 PM 6817 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Working on the overall height Part 7 of Dust Collector Series series Part 8: Lower containment almost complete! »

Well here we are again and we have made some progress, sadly I was trying to do this all of recycled lumber but I needed what I didn’t have and could not wait, (wife said finish that thing already, you have projects to do that I need). That being said I used some 2×4’s that were never used before, so add $8.00 to the total cost which brings us to $8.00.

The container still needs the sides cut and installed, and I am pretty sure my table saw is in the shop somewhere under everything. Once I dig that out I can craft the sides and the drawer. I put the drawer slides in, just some maple I had left over from my Kitchen remodel and a lip on the top for the drawer to seal to. I found some garage door weatherstripping I had leftover from sealing up the garage door that I will use to get a good seal around the drawer.

I made the container as big as I could, but I have ceiling constraints and a spot in the workshop already picked out for where it will sit.
But they say a picture says a thousand words, so here’s a couple thousand words.

This was to double check the height once I had the bulk of the carcass completed

Next I added the rest of the supports

Then the drawer slides, one on each side and 2 on the bottom

Then the face were the drawer would butt up against

And here is a mock up with the cyclone on type

As always any Comments, Suggestions, and Constructive criticism is welcome.
Thanks for looking

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

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 11:47 PM

This definitely needs to have a dragon burned into the side when you are finished with it. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 12:15 AM

Hi Russell, I was thinking flames but I like the dragon idea, maybe a dragon spitting flames, NOW WE’RE TALKING!

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

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 12:45 AM

Truly amazing Martin. I have seen alot of jigs and tools made of wood…but this is totally unique and creative.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see you make the ductwork out of wood also…possibly bamboo.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 01:06 AM

If I didn’t know any better id swear you knew what you were doing!!! it really looks great!

-- " Some people are like a Slinky - not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 01:22 AM

Thanks Guys, enough time and money and I would try a car next, just not sure how well a combustion engine made of wood is gonna work out, LOL ;-)

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

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#6 posted 02-28-2012 06:05 AM

Building a containment area is not complicated, but is labor intensive and requires the proper materials.

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