Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'dust collection'

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My New Tool: 15 inch Powermatic Byrd Helix Head Planer

04-13-2012 09:54 AM by Boxguy | 3 comments »

Addendum: I have had my Powermatic for two years now and have planed hundreds of boards it is still working flawlessly. I have not as yet rotated the cutters. My only objection is the loud clunk it makes at the start. I wish they would have added a soft start to the motor. Yes, this is an expensive tool, but if you are going to work in your shop several days a week, like I do, it is a joy to use and makes woodworking much more fun. After 30 years of using my trusty Makita 400mm ...

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Video response to Stevinmarin's video on dust collection on his new router table.

04-04-2012 05:04 AM by Scott H. | 7 comments »

This is my first video. I just wanted to show Steve the opening in the bottom of the doors on to the router to help collect dust. I do have ear protection but, my camera man whom is my fiance’s son was wearing them, otherwise I would have had them on. I haven’t got this posting video’s down yet, so I don’t know how to post it so that it shows up to watch on lumberjocks instead of just the link. Please feel free to comment. I always welcome constructive criticism. So ...

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Dust Collection Air Flow Probes

04-02-2012 02:48 AM by BlankMan | 6 comments »

Well with all the talk about dust collection going on I got the itch to measure my system again. I didn’t have my new hood for the chop saw built so that wasn’t measured and I’d like to know how it fairs. Also, last time I measured everything I had trouble reading Velocity Pressure, that reading was bouncing around so I averaged the low and high. I think that was in part due to where I placed the Pitot Tube, it was probably encountering too much air turbulence. So this time ...

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Dust Collection Electrical Problem

04-01-2012 11:27 PM by rockinmichael | 14 comments »

I recently purchased a Shop Fox 1.5 hp Dust Collector. It claims to only draw 15 amps, but directly hooked up to a 15 amp outlet, it trips. The nearest 20 amp outlet is 15 feet away and with a 15 foot extension cord (12 guage), it still trips. However it does work directly hooked up to the 20 amp, but it is then too far away from the tablesaw, planer and other tools. Installing 220 volt isn’t an option. Any suggestions?

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Shop Made Jigs, Fixtures and Solutions #5: Thein Separator Epic FAIL!

03-27-2012 03:23 PM by DaveTPilot | 4 comments »

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...

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Dust Collection

03-16-2012 07:53 PM by Roger | 19 comments »

1st, let me thank StumpyNubs for giving me this idea to post this info on dust collection. His is posted here: 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...

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Upgrading Shop Vac Dust Collection #1: Accidentally Achieving Desired Result

03-11-2012 01:22 AM by MJCD | 14 comments »

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...

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Dust Collector Choice

02-28-2012 02:51 AM by rockinmichael | 24 comments »

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?

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Router Table Fence w/ Micro-Adjustment & Dust Collection

02-02-2012 07:28 AM by pmcustom | 2 comments »

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...

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Dust Collection upgrades

01-23-2012 09:34 AM by James Lango | 1 comment »

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

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