I had an opportunity this past week to work with a small team for 3 days on the Disney lot in Burbank. This is the campus where Walt used to work (his office has been preserved there), and where many of the original animated and live action films were created. It was built on 51 acres with profits from “Snow White” (1937) to serve what Walt presciently saw as a need to grow the animation side of his company. There’s a history of the studios here, with pics. One of these pics...
I installed a Wynn Environmental 35A Series Cartridge Kit my Steel City Model 65200 dust collector. It wasn’t too difficult. With this kit the cartridge is usually held in place by turnbuckles that attach between the (inside) opening in the separator cone and (inside) opening of the cartridge flange. Unfortunately, with this DC the turnbuckles would need to be shorter than the rather small turnbuckles supplied in the kit – less than 3”. I had some 1/2” aluminum c...
I just added a follow-up video of my review of the Laguna 2 HP Mobile Cyclone Dust Collector. In the video I discuss how Laguna delivered a new pre-assembled replacement dust collector, and show what was fixed and what wasn’t.
Mini Cyclone Dust Collection Bucket Few friends message me and asked me if I can post this project also here in LJs than where I have it, because is easier for them to look at the project, so here it is.My cyclone dust collector bucket is very inexpensive and efficient. It only cost me under 20 Euros (about 25 U.S. dollars), easy to build in a weekend, and it can run with any normal house vacuum cleaner (recommended a 1600W+). Please follow this LINK to view the project. ThanksSteli
So I am warming up this new season with dust collection issue. I go through the steps to make dust collection for my contractor style table saw. This is mainly for me to get used to the new camera and video software if it is boring I apologize for that….. The better ones are yet to come.
Here is the schematic for my Automatic Dust Collector Switch. The schematic is copyrighted and I reserve all rights to its content. You are free to use the information for personal use, however, commercial use, copying and/or distribution is prohibited. If you would like a copy in printable pdf format and instructions on how to modify the X10 module click here WARNINGUser accepts all risk and responsibility for use of this design concept. It is highly recommended that you hire a qualifi...
Back by popular demand. Please note the following disclaimer: This is a prototype design. The purpose of the video is to demonstrate a system that began in my head and materialized in my wood shop as a test platform. The system works as conceived but in no way represents proper wiring techniques or local code compliance. The system is in no way meant to be duplicated. Please consult a qualified electrician before attempting to install any electrical device in your home. Original Post...
I recently joined the ranks of woodworkers that use a dust collector. In my case I purchased a 2 HP mobile cyclone unit from Laguna Tools. The following two videos show my experience purchasing, setting up, and using the dust collector. Although I’ll be keeping the dust collector for reasons explained in the video, in the end I wish that I had bought a competing product from another company. In this second part of my review I wrap up some of the frustrations that I’ve expe...
Here it is a month later, and this little fixture is proving to be a better idea all of the time. I used it in conjunction with my drill press on a bunch of projects, and couldn’t be happier. I can capture about 95% of the waste from my brad point bits, which keeps the work surface a lot cleaner, and virtually eliminates the mess on the cabinet the drill press is mounted on (I have a benchtop drill press mounted to a rolling cabinet). Big Forstner bits still throw off some shaving...
If anybody has been following my workshop updates, you’ll be familiar with the fact that I barely even have a “workshop” right now; it’s more like a tornado dropped tools, parts of a forest, and piles of sawdust and woodchips in my basement. I can only imagine that this is a freak occurrence, and it just so happened to pick my exact latitude and longitude. Maybe I should contact NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) in Boulder, CO since they’re just a s...
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