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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #34: The amazing, wooden, homemade Franken-Cyclone LIVES!

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They said it couldn’t be done. They said it was impossible, incomprehensible, in other words, insane… But IT’S ALIVE!!!! The “Franken-Cyclone” is finished and none too soon because it is about to go head to head with the king of commercial units: The Clear Vue CV1800! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder why it took four episodes to complete, but most of all you’ll have the best 19 minutes of your life this week!

...that and a whole lot more on this HIGH DEFINITION episode of Blue Collar Woodworking!

This is the final part of our 4 episode dust collection series. In part one we began building our wooden cyclone; in part two we addressed blowers, in part three we built our own wooden duct work and an overhead filtration unit, and in this one it all comes together. Enjoy!

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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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 498 days ago

Dam! Your good! Was going to ask about two harbor frieght dust collectors but you have answered it! Looking a galvanized stove pipe today. Any thoughts?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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StumpyNubs

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#2 posted 498 days ago

Thoughts on stove pipe? Nope, I made my own ducts out of wood. But if I was to run ducts for a large shop I’d go with the standard galvanized stuff, all 6 inch. And use aluminum tape on all the seams. It’s actually cheaper than 6inch PVC ducts because the fittings are so much less.

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

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Dave

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#3 posted 498 days ago

When did you put that anvil on the bench. You thought I wouldn’t notice you had it in focus and you were out of focus.
Good luck on you dust collection Stumpy I am sure it will suck.
Great show and great lighting.

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

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 498 days ago

Franken-Cyclone looks good.

What’s all this talk of High Definition???
I didn’t see any “closed captioning”, explaining any of those multisyllabic words you used!!!

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

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 498 days ago

That’s a 1790’s Mouse Hole anvil. Been in my family for generations. I set it there just for you!

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

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Dave

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#6 posted 498 days ago

200 + years old. WOW

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

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 498 days ago

The back part is broken off taking the hardy holes with it, but it’s very high quality.

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

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#8 posted 498 days ago

Great video one more – loved the ‘how to get a price reduction’ scam!

Can you afford to get a non-reflective coating on the front of your glasses lenses to remove those reflections that are the one tiny thing that distracts from your superb prose?

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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#9 posted 498 days ago

I know what you mean, the reflection is a problem. I don’t know what to do about it. I’m looking into it…

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

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#10 posted 498 days ago

Very good stumps. I sure wish I had about 1500bux to buy one. If I could get 1500 good folks to send me a dollar, I would buy a cyclone, OR, just one person with 1500 extra bux they don’t need would do just fine also. I do have a tear runnin down my cheek as I’m speakin of this.. Any takers? How’s that stumps??

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

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#11 posted 497 days ago

Stumpy, Have you considered big plastic frames with no lenses???

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Don Johnson

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#12 posted 497 days ago

I’m looking into it…

Ho! Ho! Ho!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 497 days ago

Mike said you have 400 square feet of shop space? how high are your ceilings? Cubic feet matter as well? The wooden ductwork and blast gates are very clever. I’m wondering about how much total time went into the project?

Are you running both cylcones on different machines? Liked the HF ampmeters. Given the size of your work space, although really well layed out, wouldn’t it limit how many workers at a time?

This is a significant health issue covered by OSHA, and you sir have done a great job adressing it.

Oh yeah do you have a variable speed control on the air filter. I use mine at low speeds to help circulate and clean the dust or fumes while I’m working.

HD is very professional.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 497 days ago

another great video Stumpy ,i really enjoyed it got to do something on my dust situation, thanks the HD really looked grat

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 497 days ago

Doc- The shop is 17X24 with 10 foot ceilings, but there is a large loft along the back of the shop and another along one side that are 8 feet off the floor. Cubic feet matters for the air filter, but any furnace blower will move plenty of air for even a much larger shop. Mine has only one speed, but two speed furnace blowers are not hard to find.

The Clear Vue Cyclone runs along one wall and across one end of the shop, the wooden cyclone runs across the back end and up the other wall, so it’s an even split. But currently only the larger band saw and one of the mortising machines is hooked up to the wooden cyclone. A lathe will be hooked to it shortly and probably the big scroll saw.

I admit the duct work took some time, but I enjoyed it. If you have money, buy 6” metal duct work and fittings. If you have time, make wooden ones. :)

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

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