One of the most important safety upgrades you can make for your shop is good quality dust collection. If you run a bunch of power tools, it’s hard to argue with the effectiveness of a ducted cyclone system. When I first moved into the new shop, the folks from Clear Vue came down to help me install a new CV1800 cyclone. This 5HP powerhouse features a Leeson motor and a dual stack of Wynn filters. Because Clear Vue cyclones require some assembly, I thought it would be interesting to...
Hi Here I show my newest adition to my shop, my homemade vacuum system. The video is in spanish but If you have any questions feel free to ask :) The dust showed is from 2 weeks or so of ocasional woodworking. As you can see, the vacuum bag is almost dust free, and the machine keeps all his power I really recommend trying this thing Thank you for watching
Here’s a picture of my cyclone dust separator shop vac: I used three different sizes of chlorine buckets from the pool supply store (we bought them full…), an ancient Craftsman shopvac, some scrap pvc tubing, a couple bought pvc fittings, a couple types of epoxy glue, an HF furniture moving dolly for the casters, a section of a pool vac hose which we’ve never used, and some plywood scraps. I studied all the cyclone designs I could find, many here on LJ, many on you...
Modded the single stage collector into a dual stage collector using to the super dust deputy from Oneida – Decided to to relocate the motor and blower above the cyclone and minimize the runs…..also hard mounted the cyclone under the blower and built a riser to bring the barrel into the cyclone. The barrel was a freebie from work. Worked on this all day and not much scientific data to report – but here is a video of the first run, using a bucket of super fine dust ...
I have declared war on dust in the shop. My shop is in the basement/garage and I have been spending more and more time there. Recently I was planing/jointing around 100’ of rough cut cherry for a project which produced a lot of sawdust from all the power tools used. As a hybrid woodworker, I like to get my wood from the mill and prep it myself, saving money. Once I get the stock flat and square and within 1/8” or less then I switch to hand tools. I purchased a Delta 50-76...
Well….. Having moved to the basement to take another shot at this wood working hobby (it’s currently 25 degrees outside!!!) I now need a way to clean up without destroying a shop-vac filter every day…. So I acquired a 58 gallon (Yes, I said 58 GALLON!!!) plastic barrel. I paid $25 and found it on Craigs List. God Bless the internet! If anyone is in the Chicagoland area and needs barrel’s let me know, I’ll pass on the guys info! So the Barrel is really nice. It...
Hi, just for the plaisir to share, here is my cyclone dust collector I have built this summer for my new small shop. The cyclone was made from a 5×8 24 gauge galvanised sheet metal. Filters and the carton fiber recipient are from PSI. The dust collection system is drived by a 2 HP motor and a factory 12 inches impeller (blower from the old 1 stage dust collector). I used Bill Pentz’s site for measurement. I’m not used to speak in english, but I hope these pictures will i...
Link to first post on ideas When I started to look into converting small free standing garage into my now shop I new right off I would need to get the dist collector and air compressor out of the room. Not really having a background in shop building. Fast forward I get the shop done, install the heat and dust collector. I later insulate the building and everything looking good. Well I forgot to think about all the heat and now AC that’s getting sucked out of the shop. So off to th...
Hi Everyone! it was a rainy morning, I got up early and couldn´t make noise in the shop (everyone sleeping) so started sketchup and built a version of Bill’s cyclone. This cyclone is the smallest one, calculated for a shop vac or very small motor, and a ducting of 4” here is bill´s sheet with measures here is the sketchup plan the plan is metric will update it in the next days… for spanish version visit
I’ve added these entries not in order of how they were installed rather as I’ve had time. As soon as I decided to convert my old garage into a shop, space was top of the list. When looking at how best to deal with things I decided to go with a cyclone and Pen state is within driving distance and they offered free layout. The close distance really helped as like most projects of this type it required a few returns and exchanges as I changed routing of duct a bit. If anyone i...
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