I know this topic has been hashed and rehashed to death but I want to chronicle my progress in my journey to improve my dust collection system. I was using this lid separator with really good results. I collected 100% of all chips and quite a bit of fine dust as well. The main problem is the efficiency diminished greatly once the can accumulated even a small amount of debris. So, I thought I would try the Thien Separator. I did not want to invest a lot of time building the type seen in...
1st, let me thank StumpyNubs for giving me this idea to post this info on dust collection. His is posted here: http://lumberjocks.com/StumpyNubs/blog/28903 2ndly, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with. He is genious things he does…. Anyway, I’m not, what someone might call a cheapskate by any sorts, but, like I’ve said before, my wallet is not overflowing with cash and/or plastic. That said, here is a few idea’s that I use in my shop for dust collec...
I’ve recently gotten religion on Dust Collection – both my stationary and portable ‘systems’. Articles within Lumberjocks and Fine Woodworking finally penetrated my thick skull – for me, woodworking was more about the cutting and shaping, not the start-to-finish process. Having said this, I have an older ‘Fein’ shop vac – the basket type; though, this is not the essential point. Thinking about the shop vac as a system never occurred to me, pr...
I’ve recently been in the market for a new dust collector. I really care about filtration, but do I really need a shop fox or grizzly portable cyclone, or should I go for a cheaper single stage model. I am just a hobbyist with a small shop in a two car garage. Any recommendations?
I recently decided to tackle my router table problem. I wanted to incorporate it into my mobile tablesaw workstation, which was an earlier project. I searched for DIY plans and could not find anything that seemed suitable, so I designed my own. The fence (not pictured, because it hasn’t been built yet) mounts to a box that slides within a bigger box. Wedges or ramps then adjust with a knob in order to push the inner box out. This will be the micro-adjustment. The whole assembly sl...
For years now i have been tripping and hasseling over the 4” PVC pipe and 220 conduit line that makes its way from the end wall to the center of floor.Finally, a buddy stopped over to cut a 5” trench and remove the concrete. With pipe and conduit in ground- it already feels much better! That whole side of the shop was neglected cause of the pipe being in the way. Now shes getting a make over… Thought id share it here..Thanks James
Hello all, I have been a big fan of LJ for a long while now and thought I would share some of my experiences with everyone. I recently (about a year ago) purchased a Jet cabinet saw, and I looked all over for information on building a Mobile base for it. I needed a mobile base because the space I have for my shop is only 1.5 car garage, and space is very much a premium. I found a lot of info on LJ and other sites for building mobile bases. I would like to share what I have done to make a g...
Okay, so I was blessed with some money for CHRISTmas. I’ve needed to obtain a better dust collection system for quite some time. I am currently using an old 1-1/2” system which is okay but something has to change. There are several options that I am considering. The first consists of a complete 4” system. The second option would be to go with a complete 2-1/2” system. Finally there is the option to use a combination of 4” and 2-1/2” systems. No matter...
I think it’s time for me to get serious about dust collection. I’ve been really lame about it for a long time. That’s not good for me and it’s not good for my basement, so I’m motivated to make some changes. One thing I’m doing is trying to sell my Delta 50-760 dust collector. It’s a fine machine. The only problem is that it is too big for my space. The filter can’t inflate fully because of the low ceiling. Also, it’s got a really large footprint, and is proving difficult to get around. The ...
Vacuum splitter and a ‘dust can’this one is for Dan / Maveric. Yes the dust goes to Dan this blog is dedicated to him and his recovery… Why? Because Dan just had a terrible time and this might have some roots in the dust from the shop! I personally sometimes sneeze and cough when I am done with sanding and I have had my thoughts on this for a while.My Vacuum is a shop vacuum, but just a standard one from Atlas copco and I used simple 50 mm 2 inch plumbing to distribute it s...
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