Yet another DIY dust separator cyclone #3: Cyclone lid

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Gary posted 07-30-2012 11:59 AM 4860 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Connectivity Part 3 of Yet another DIY dust separator cyclone series Part 4: The Cycone! (ta da!) »

The three bucket lids I used were mismatched to the buckets I had, but this led me to slice off the threaded part of the lids and rely on friction, gravity, and suction to maintain the structural integrity. It turns out this is quite sufficient and makes emptying both dust bins easier. I’ll probably add some bungee cords to hold things together when I get around to it.

The 1-1/2” PVC coupler is epoxied to the bucket lid. I haven’t added any tubing below the lid although I notice that most dust extractors have some extension into the cyclone. Anyone know if there’s a good reason for this?

-- Cheers -- g

0 comments so far

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics