After using my first Dust Cyclone cart for a few months I’ve identified some flaws with my original design http://lumberjocks.com/MikeMcK/blog/77906. First, it’s was just too big. Secondly, the rear wheels are fixed and I have to drag it across the floor most times. After much consideration, I’ve come up with this new design which has a much smaller footprint and a smaller stronger 5HP shopvac although I doubt this new Ridgid pro model has more suction than my 20 y/o Craftsm...
Going on with a few more additions for collecting that nasty dust, is this nice clear acrylic lathe dust collection hood from PennStInd, that I upgraded my old cardboard box “alligator”.... you can find it here: https://www.pennstateind.com/store/DLHOODC2.html. It’s actually still “on-sale” for 20 bux…. Well worth it in my book. It works super well for turning pens, small spindles/handles, & things like that. You wouldn’t be able to use it whi...
The saga of dust collection continues.Here is a pic of my HF dc before: And here is the same HF dc today: Because I’ve noticed some reactions to that nasty stuff called dust, I’ve been trying to do what I can to help myself and my lungs live a while longer. Being retired, and on a fixed income, I’m doing it on my once a month payday.. Trying to get the best bang for my buck I guess. Anyhoo, here are a few more pics of piping my shop w/4” pvc. Questions, suggestio...
As we all seem to be using a wider variety of different wood types, I have been searching for information regarding potential problems resulting from exposure to unfamiliar wood. During my search, I found a fairly extensive list of cautions related to different Wood Species on The Wood Database site at . . .http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/ Dust collection adds to the cost of a properly equipped workshop, but this information should help to determine w...
I have had my Dust Collection (DC) system in use for about 6 months, but have never taken the time to add a floor sweep. Although I have shop built plywood dust chutes for my jointer and table saw, neither machine was built with Dust Collection as an integral part of the machine design. My DIY dust chutes work well, but I still get a small amount dust and chips on the floor from each machine. My surface planer does facilitate dust collection, however I still get a small amount of dust and ...
Daves Workshop #3: Using a cheap Harbor Freight riveter for awesome dust collection ductwork joints.
If you, like me have been putting your dust collection system together with screws, STOP IT, those screws stick into the duct work and can snag stringy stuff and clog things up for you. Not a good thing. In this video I show you a great, serviceable alternative to screws. View on YouTube
In the continuing road of dust collection, Wynn, Donaldson, and many other filter places, Since adding the Onieda Super Dust Deputy to my collector, I’ve been wanting to buy a canister filter for my H.F. 2hp dust collector that many of us have. After numerous hours on here and throughout the gr8 internet, I finally pulled the trigger on this one: It is a Grizzly H5783. It’s actually a replacement canister for the Grizzly dust collector’s, G0548/Z & G0562/Z, but this fit...
We all make mistakes, what moves us forward is knowing how to fix those mistakes… In this video I show how I made a design and implementation mistake in my dust collection ducting, and how I fixed it… View on YouTube https://youtu.be/FV3jt9oktTE
In todays video, i explain how a Thien trash can cyclone separator fuctions. These things REALLY do work far better than you can imagine. I am considering doing a fresh build to fix some annoyances I have my my 55gal version (Too heavy) and have a build on video, so if I do go that route, I will publish it and link it here for you to enjoy… A couple of changes to note. I made this video MUCH shorter than my last couple, and I am trying to improve the audio quality by using a separato...
As promised, the video for the install of the shelf for the Thien trash can cyclone separator. It is now in place and gives me room for getting other stuff out of the way! View on YouTube
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