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100 foot cabinet shop #3: Dust collection!? We don't need no steenkin' dust collection!

03-01-2017 02:50 AM by Madmark2 | 5 comments »

Was cleaning out the saw and was impressed with how much dust accumulated even with a 4” line. The dust collector was not clogged but the saw dust simply doesn’t self cascade into the vac hole. So I had a thought that since the saw cabinet was filling anyway (and it holds a lot of dust), that perhaps I was wasting time/energy cycling the DC for every little saw cut. So I now don’t bother turning on the DC for the saw until I’m doing a cleanout. Discuss! M

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Air Station #1: A Place for My "Stuff"

06-25-2014 11:07 PM by DiggerJ | 3 comments »

I should start by saying that I have a pretty big home shop (35×50, with attached equipment room), but I also have quite a bit of “stuff”. I am trying to use approx. half of it for woodworking and that means I need to move my rider motorcycle and lawn mower out and in. So I felt I should build a place for DC, clean air and clamps. You know, things you need much of the time. I built the separator on a 55 gallon drum and put the HF DC head up in the top of the enclosure. ...

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Setting Up Shop (The Gloat to End All Gloats Blog) #1: Introduction

11-13-2013 12:32 AM by FaTToaD | 6 comments »

Hello all LumberJocks! As promised in my Gloat to End all Gloats post, I’m starting a blog series dedicated to discovering, moving in, and setting up the dedicated shop we got as part of our recent home purchase. I plan to put several types of posts under this one series, which will range from discovering the new tools to setting up the shop and making it my own. I’d like to start by letting y’all know we closed on the house on Friday afternoon, so we have spent all weekend clean...

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Does this look right? dust collector confusion

11-09-2013 04:55 AM by raydawg | 6 comments »

I pulled off my dust collector bag, delta 50-850, tonight and found this ring of super fine dust setting around the top of the dust collector pan. It is a very fine silt sawdust finer than talcum powder. is it normal to have this around the edge? Shouldn’t it be getting sucked down into the bag?

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Making progress - Making connections

08-06-2013 07:50 AM by JustaLilJoinery | 4 comments »

Hi all, I’m Jyl.I’m obviously new here and appreciate anyone who decides it is worthy of your time to read.I am a lover of wood, building, being creative and all things small. I came back to creating with wood (and other materials) because of a health issue. I’ve found that many other hobby-workers have also had this experience so you might notice that I mention it here and there. I will certainly try to not come off as a whiner but please understand as you get to know ...

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Tool thoughts #46: New Tool in the shop!

04-20-2013 07:13 PM by NedB | 4 comments »

My old DW734 was making some really weird noises the last time I used it, and I’ve had it in the shop twice at $100 a pop to get it up and running… well, this would be the third time and at that rate I figured I might as well get a new planer. I may still get the 734 fixed, but probably will put it up for sale at a discounted rate and let the next guy fix it. I ordered and received a new Steel City 40100 13” planer. It is your basic lunchbox planer, no cutterhead loc...

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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #25: Duck (or is it Duct), Low Ceiling!!!

03-23-2013 06:52 PM by DIYaholic | 13 comments »

My overall dust collection upgrades have been a long time in coming. There was always the plan to build a Thien Top Hat, reconfigure or “Hot Rod” the HF 2HP DC & run metal ducting in the shop. I was spurred into action because I was tired of wasting time switching out the flex hose from machine to machine & tripping over the hose. This latest upgrade is but another step in the metamorphosis from “Dungeon to Lair”. It is also a huge part of making my shop time m...

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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #23: Thien Thing (build), Different Day...

03-23-2013 02:05 PM by DIYaholic | 5 comments »

Yes, this is ANOTHER Thien Top Hat Pre-Seperator B(uild) log, or blog if you will!!! I have the in/famous HF 2HP DC, which has been “Hot Rodded”, but that will be another blog entry. My build was inspired by Pitbull over on In The Workshop with Charles Neil. While that build inspired me, I took many liberties and ultimately came up with my own design. (FYI: I’m using a 30 gallon galvanized trash can as my collection bin.) While researching the build, I stumpled upon th...

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Build It! DC event 3/29

03-25-2011 04:17 PM by Dr_Unix | 1 comment »

Build It! DCPresents Guest SpeakerBrian Whaley DIY Harpsichord All ages are invited to join us on March 29, 2011 6:30-8:30 Location: Reverse Space, 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 3 (around back), Herndon, VA Cost: FREE Come meet other Makers from the Washington, DC metro area! Have you ever thought about building a musical instrument? Brian Whaley did. With a long musical history and a love of early music, he always wanted a harpsichord but couldn’t af...

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great craigslist surprises.

01-07-2011 08:24 PM by joshtank | 4 comments »

so a few days ago i posted about a dust collector i saw on craigslist. despite having a relatively small shop space, i felt like getting one was a (literally) healthy move on my part, plus it’s something i can grow into with new tool purchases etc. and less time sweeping means more time for projects! anyway, i went to this guys house, got talking, and we settled on $150 for the DC with assorted ducts and gates etc. i mention i only have a few to...

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