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Remote Controller for my Dust Collection system

05-08-2017 04:33 PM by Tim | 0 comments »

This is a remote I built for my dust collection system. I only wired in one 240v circuit to my garage a few years ago, never expecting to need another. Vice installing a second circuit, I decided to maximize the existing circuit while designing my remote controller for my dust collection system. This site is where my inspiration came from. I already had the 120v remote, which was being used for my original HF 1hp blower. Now, my DC remote controller is using a DPDT 240v relay that requi...

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Makita table saw: dust collection review & improvement

04-16-2017 07:19 PM by Daniel | 2 comments »

Hi, I did a video about the dust collection abilities of the Makita 2704 table saw. Maybe it helps someone :) Here is the link: Makita table saw - Dust collection improvement and review Greetings Daniel

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Cleaning #4: Preparing for phase II

04-10-2017 03:49 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 1 comment »

After Several years (9 on this site) after setting up shop and posting 41 projects, multiple blog and forum posts, I’m doing a retrofit of the shop. Nothing spectacular, just adjusting a couple of things. I’m getting ready for the next 41 builds. On my radar pretty much in this order: A bridal chest for my daughter who’s getting married in September, A kitchen table, on of the last pieces of furniture of the house after a complete remodel of it and furniture, A dining table ...

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Dust Collection #5: Dust Collection #5

03-31-2017 11:43 PM by Roger | 24 comments »

Just a quick fix for plunge router dust collection hose that needs to be up and out of the way. It don’t get anymore redneck than this ladies and gents. Works grrrrrrrrrr8! The bungie cord keeps it up, and keeps it flexible. Total cost…. Ohh I don’t know, maybe 3.87…. LOL. Just so’s you’s know’s…........ I do have one long hose that I’ll use for “sweeping” up here and there, thus the longness of it,my “hot-rod&...

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Tablesaw Workstation #1: Fence Purchase

03-27-2017 02:49 AM by Gingzillaman | 0 comments »

Today I purchased the Vega Pro 50 fence system. I had some Amazon Points saved up and decided this was the first major upgrade I wanted to do in regards to the workshop. I did a lot of research and reading on different fence options. This fit the budget and did not require much tweaking for install. I was looking at the VSC fence and making the rails but I just didn’t want to fuss with all that. I am more focused on building a safe and functional table saw workstation with ample capacit...

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Woodshop Confessions #13: Shop Tour March 2017

03-07-2017 01:08 PM by Mike Merzke | 1 comment »

I have been getting quite a few requests to do an updated shop tour and talk a little about my shop layout and organization and dust collection. You can watch the shop tour here at https://youtu.be/WCNtkvqByeI

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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 | 4 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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Advanced dust extraction in the woodshop

02-25-2017 07:53 PM by FranksShed | 0 comments »

A good dust extraction in a woodshop is not only important for cleanliness, it is also about your health. For me this is very important and I have figured out a somewhat extraordinary but very efficient solution. Have fun!

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Portable Cyclone cart #2: Revised portable cyclone cart

02-24-2017 02:22 AM by MikeMcK | 1 comment »

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...

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Dust Collection #4: Dust Collection #4

02-22-2017 01:29 AM by Roger | 7 comments »

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...

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