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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #31: Charles Neil + Bill Pentz + Stumpy Nubs = One great episode!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 12-20-2012 10:06 PM 5261 reads 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 30: I nearly lost my lips kissing my TWO beautiful new router tables! Part 31 of The Stumpy Nubs Workshop series Part 32: A Dust Collection Experiment That Might Destroy the WORLD! »

This week Charles Neil visits the Stumpy Nubs Workshop to help make me smarter; with the help of Bill Pentz we begin our three episode dust collection series with a big ol’ wooden cyclone; and I talk hand plane physics with the Japanese. Plus a review of the Wixey digital angle gauge, tips on doing segmented glue-ups, and why my abs don’t look like Tommy Mac’s… that and a whole lot of fun on this episode of Blue Collar Woodworking!

After you watch this one, visit Stumpynubs.com for more woodworking goodness!

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-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com



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SASmith

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#1 posted 12-20-2012 11:06 PM

Good show, Mr Nubs.
I am happy to see that I am not the only one with a wooden cyclone.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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StumpyNubs

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#2 posted 12-20-2012 11:24 PM

Yah, I remember when you posted that. How’s it working out for you?

I’ve been planning a wooden cyclone for a couple of years now, in fact I think you and I talked about it once. I was planning on using hardboard bent into the cone with an outer skeleton. Turned out to not be as good an idea as I thought. So I went with plywood rings.

I’ve been talking with Bill Pentz for a while now about this project. The angle of the cone, diameter of the top, blowers, all that stuff is pretty important for fine dust collection, he says. We’ll see how it goes over the next few weeks!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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SASmith

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#3 posted 12-20-2012 11:42 PM

I am very happy with mine. I don’t see how a store-bought metal one could separate any better.
I am about to start on a smaller cyclone for a “whole house vacuum” I picked up at an auction. I will use it for sanders mostly.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Summers Woodworking

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#4 posted 12-20-2012 11:54 PM

LOL your so funny! Glad your my friend!!!!!

-- Making Extraordinary Furnishings

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Dave

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#5 posted 12-21-2012 12:07 AM

Stumpy zip up.
Your fly not your trap.
I loved this one,
guess stars with tips,
amazing plane tips
and plywood that sucks.
Well done!
Oh and yes it was funny to.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 12-21-2012 01:01 AM

Too funny, I love the work and I have to agree I love the digital guage. Another great post …..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Roger

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#7 posted 12-21-2012 01:06 AM

who let the dogs out… whoo whooo

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 12-21-2012 01:17 AM

Said it before, and I’ll say it again. Better and better! Oh yah, probably should let us call ya a genieass! That cone might have some wieght to it! Nice ending!

Oh yeah noticed the router lift. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 12-21-2012 01:37 AM

Great episode with a lot to look forward to! Really curious to see how the cyclone works. I also picked up one of those Wixey gauges a while back and it’s helped me more than a few times already, especially with my cheapo table saw that needs all the help it can get.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 12-21-2012 01:42 AM

Hmm.. I’ve decided to rework my whole system. I’ve got the two bag unit like most people have. I also have my shop in a garrison building on top of my garage which has three sides in the ground. I’ve decided to build a thein baffle in the shop and mount the collector downstairs away from my shop. I figure it will collect the stuff in the shop, the find dust will go to the dust collector and out the bags. And any fine dust will be out of the room. Having the two cloth bags empty all the time will probably increase air flow. I know I will suck my heat in the winter out of the room but It recovers quickly and it’s usually only on for short periods of time. I’m willing to make that sacrifice to simplify the whole thing.

Cool cone solution btw!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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nikko18

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#11 posted 12-21-2012 02:13 AM

Has anyone checked out woodgears.ca this week? Mathias has a whole post on measuring dust. I would like to see some of the estudies linking wood dust with cancer, Bil’s site does not have any references.
I do still like the wood cyclone though.

-- Time flys like an arrow, fruit flies like a bannana

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StumpyNubs

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#12 posted 12-21-2012 02:18 AM

I’m finding that the problem isn’t just the filters letting out two much dust on a lot of systems, it’s that they don’t have nearly enough airflow to collect the fine dust at the source, especially at machines like the planer that throw that dust at high rates of speed. You need a strong enough flow of air over a large enough area around the blade. That requires not just a powerful motor and large impeller, but also large enough ducts for all that air to move through.

I’ll get into all of it in the next three episodes.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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StumpyNubs

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#13 posted 12-21-2012 02:22 AM

I did see Mathias’ new article. I am a big fan of his. He tests the dust output from various filters. I can’t argue with his results, but I am not as concerned with the filter as I am with the dust that the machine doesn’t get. (See my post above) He also quotes a doctor who says dust does not cause cancer. I have heard the opposite from other places. Which doctors do we believe? I don’t know. But I’d hate to reach 65 years old and find out I have cancer because I bet on the wrong horse.

Now, I’m not going to starve the family and mortgage the house for it. But I believe I can do this for a lot less money than a lot of people think. You’ll see what I mean on the next couple of episodes.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#14 posted 12-21-2012 02:34 AM

great video Stumpy ,looking forward to the next episodes,been looking at HF on the motors , glad you got the barn door closed

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 12-21-2012 02:40 AM

opps
edit
wrong post.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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