This morning I jointed an sanded a 16”x36” x4/4 piece of the “mystery wood” that I have since learned is probably American Sycamore. I have a metal trash can with a Woodcraft lid used as a pre-separator that catches the large chips etc. from the jointer. After milling and sanding I removed the canister to take a look. Wonder of wonders it did not have nearly as much sawdust caked as I had expected to see. I think removing the copper tubes that I used to lower the wok was the correct thing to do. I have no idea how well the Jet Vortex works but this wok modification seems to be a definite improvement vs. no modification at all. I realize that Jet wants to sell “complete DC systems” but in my opinion they are missing the boat by not offering an aftermarket Vortex retrofit for existing DC systems. Since most DC systems are manufactured (I believe) in the same overseas factories it would seem they would have a large market for such an aftermarket item.
Fist in this series http://lumberjocks.com/Toolz/blog/24761
Second in this series http://lumberjocks.com/Toolz/blog/24815
-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"