The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #32: A Dust Collection Experiment That Might Destroy the WORLD!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 01-12-2013 01:51 AM 3713 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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MAN- there’s a lot of great stuff in this episode! First, we talk about true dust collection power with Bill Pentz (part two of our dust collection series), Charles Neil stops by again, I show off my four favorite block planes and start an experiment that might destroy the world.

Besides that we talk about the Harbor Freight dust collector, ask average woodworker five dumb questions, talk about King Tut’s stool, and that’s not even everything!

ALSO- We’re making some headway on the video/sound quality. We have all the equipment and software and stuff, it’s just hard for woodworkers to figure it all out!

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 02:16 AM

Cool, err hot tip from Charles!

Another fine installment of woodworking infotainment!!!
Are you going to warn the local Fire Deptment, when you do the double blower vortex testing, perhaps the Forest Service may need to know also!!!

I just tell people that it is an ice cream stain. So can that be our secret???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 03:31 AM

Randy are you Roy’s little brother?
Nice show Stumpy. The outcome of your test has me wondering. Please show the results good or bad. And keep the shows coming.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 03:36 AM

Great show! And I think that I have earned myself a cold one lately.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 01-12-2013 03:50 AM

Dude, you crack me up! This is the first I’ve watched in awhile, and I’ll have to watch more soon.

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 12:18 PM

great video stumpy love the tips ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 12:39 PM

Wow. It’s going to take a lot of work, science, experiment, money, and yes, energy to take the dust out of the air. My $30 respirator is looking better and better. I use a $7 mask most of the time because it’s cheap and not uncomfortable, but I’ve also got one of those “darth vader” looking respirators that I use for sanding. Maybe the dust collection people are going at this from the wrong end. What’s the problem with a good respirator?

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 01:58 PM

Absolutely no problem with a good respirator as long as you wear it. And if you have lots of dust laying around to get kicked up into the air, you need to wear it when the machines are off too. We’ll get into that in the next episode.

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 02:28 PM

Would you consider this DC equivalent to the harbor freight one with different paint? cause I don’t live in the states

-- Joel

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#9 posted 01-12-2013 02:35 PM

That’s a smaller blower than the HF, which is rated at 2HP but is more realistically a little more than 1 1/2HP. I think the 1 HP will be a little small unless you plan on moving it from machine to machine with a short hose instead of using duct work. The 1 Micron bag is nice, but I also worry about it cutting down on the airflow. A bag filter doesn’t give much surface area for the air to escape. A lot of people even upgrade the HF filter bag to a canister filter.

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#10 posted 01-12-2013 09:05 PM

<<<while>m sayin thnx..and look forward to your dc collection problem solving solutions.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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