I gave the DC a real workout this morning. I have a couple of 5/4 16”x12’ pieces of mystery wood I got at an auction about 4 years ago. Initially I thought it might be American sycamore but now I have my doubts.
I cut, milled and sanded the wood. The wood cleans up like pine, burns like pine on the drum sander at all but the slowest feed settings, it has very few small (between 1/4” and 5/8”) very tight knots. It doesn’t have any pine pitch, and doesn’t smell like pine. It does have a distinct “sweet” odor when sanded though. As a result I have about 6-7 inches of dust in the bottom of the DC bag. I pulled off the canister to see if the WOK made any difference. The results so far are mixed. There was more sawdust in the canister than I expected but not as much compared with the canister before the modification. I think I may have the WOK sitting too far below the opening of the ring. The article I referenced yesterday said he mounted his using 1 1/2” copper tubing as spacers. Using those measurements the WOK is directly in line with the air flow coming into the ring that separates the top canister and the bottom bag.
In then near future I plan to remove the copper spacers and see if that results in better performance. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for the comments. Larry
-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"