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Blue Collar Woodworking #38: Upgrade your budget dust collection!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 339 days ago 2099 reads 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 37: A drum even Kieth Moon would love! (He was a woodworker, right?) Part 38 of Blue Collar Woodworking series Part 39: Spray finishing: Cheap, less cheap, and a little pricey »

Not everyone has a cyclone! What about those of us with shop vacs and Harbor Freight collectors? This episode is for you- we make two different Thien baffle separators, and we talk filter upgrades.

Plus, part 4 of our bench plane series looks at the Stanley #7 jointer plane, Charles Neil stops by and Mustache Mike smashed a mosquito… that and more on the latest episode of Blue Collar Woodworking!

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

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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 339 days ago

Nice pink cargo pant there sir stumps-a-lot. :^)

Enjoyed the show….. BUT… You keep referring to the “next” installmet of Mike’s gig…... Where’s the first one? Your web site just says “coming soon”

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 339 days ago

Wow!

Excellent and great timing for me. Finally assembling my Delta Single stage dust collector and hunting down the parts I bought years ago. Probably won’t be doing the big suck like Stumpster, so the innovation on the trash can thien separator was genius, and to the point for me.

My Delta has two 4 inch ports with caps. Looked at the parts that I could find after 7 freekin years and figured out why they went to an upgrade. LOL!

Thanks, I was just thinking Hope Stumpy has lots of people checkin in and supporting him.

I think it’s my turn again. Is the sander plan done?

Looking forward to your upcoming shows. Went too quick! Are you guys related?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Dave

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#3 posted 339 days ago

Stumpy I await the handtool show.
You have done it again.
You kept me entertained till the end.
And I was wondering about the mouse as well.

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

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 339 days ago

Hey stumpster,

Also wondering if you can do a segment on plane adjusters and truing up the plan as you actually are a good instructor! (Did I say that?)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 339 days ago

Great show Mike, err & Stumpy.

I say you should use McNugget to set off the SawStop safety cartridge!!!

The Wynn filter is a great deal….
I got the 35A274NANO filter and love it!!!

Thien seperator is a great shop made upgrade….
Built one for my HF 2HP DC, works great!!!

I plan on a Thien seperator for a future Shop-Vac DC system for my DP, Mortiser and other smaller machines!!!

Keep up the good work Mike, err & Stumpy!!!

-- 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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doubleDD

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#6 posted 339 days ago

Great work on showing the shop made Thien separator. Been thinking about fine tuning my delta dust collector, this should get me motivated today. In comparison from 10 years ago with add on”s of air filtration the shop is pretty clean, but there’s always room for improvement. Thanks for the show.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 339 days ago

When we move and I get my new workshop/garage built I HOPE to have enough funds left for a dust collection system. So I’ll be favoriting this one for future reference.

And @ ssnvet… I noticed that too. I think Stumpy accidently got into the WOman’s pants section at WallyWorld when he picked out them pink ones! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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StumpyNubs

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#8 posted 339 days ago

They’re not even close to pink. You guys need to adjust your screens.

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

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Kreegan

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#9 posted 339 days ago

I believe that color is salmon. Which is a shade of pink.

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Kreegan

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#10 posted 339 days ago

Mike gave the wrong URL for your homemade tools page. I like your homer bucket thien baffle and want to make one. The lid thing I have from Woodcraft is meh.

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eddie

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#11 posted 339 days ago

thanks Stumpy ,i got to give the lids a try i got one of those plastic lid and its just a waist ,thanks great video ,you and mike have it going on, love the pants :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Ottacat

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#12 posted 338 days ago

Great episode but many of use single stage dust collectors because we need to move them around the shop and having a trash can separator just makes two thing to move around. The whole double unit assembly can also get tangled up and falls over a lot – in short they can be a real pain. I know many like myself have modified our collectors to put a Thien baffle directly inside the single-stage collector. Mine works great and I think you should try it out.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#13 posted 338 days ago

That was a cool way to use that 5 gallon bucket! Stumpy if you are feeling genorous you can send the old table saw you had to me. It would be a huge upgrade from my skilsaw…....... Just kidding, enjoy the new saw!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Roger

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#14 posted 333 days ago

Another gr8 vid full of info Stumps. I picked up a 30 gal trash can over a month ago, to do exactly what you showed here on a Thien baffle. Haven’t had time to set it up yet. That day is coming hopefully soon. Appreciate your expertise as always

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

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#15 posted 325 days ago

I’m interested in knowing how critical are the dimensions of the bottom part of the Thien baffle. It looks like the smaller circumference is cut about 2” in from the lager circle and covers about 50% of the entire disk. Yes?
You have a great technical brain…odd for an artist.

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