Not everyone has a cyclone! What about those of us with shop vacs and Harbor Freight collectors? This episode is for you- we make two different Thien baffle separators, and we talk filter upgrades. Plus, part 4 of our bench plane series looks at the Stanley #7 jointer plane, Charles Neil stops by and Mustache Mike smashed a mosquito… that and more on the latest episode of Blue Collar Woodworking! After you watch this one, visit Stumpynubs.com for more woodworking goodness! (Fri...
They said it couldn’t be done. They said it was impossible, incomprehensible, in other words, insane… But IT’S ALIVE!!!! The “Franken-Cyclone” is finished and none too soon because it is about to go head to head with the king of commercial units: The Clear Vue CV1800! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder why it took four episodes to complete, but most of all you’ll have the best 19 minutes of your life this week! ...that and a whole ...
I bought a HF 2HP dust collector to modify into a thein baffle style dust collection. Video 2 complete. Click “Video 2 of 6” in the upper right corner to go to video 2.
I modified my Harbor Freight dust collector. I run it through a dust separator first which works like a charm, and then the fines end up in the black can. I was tired of struggling with the bags so I added the black plastic can, i went overboard on the lever latches.
I don’t know if this should be a blog or placed in the forums so I’ll just put it here. I first want to thank and credit all the members here on LumberJocks for your great postings, ideas and suggestions that led me to my accomplishments. Here is a list of items I used in this project.HF 2HP dust collector, I picked it up for $149.004” S/D pipe, 1- long 90° elbow, several 45s and wyesvarious fittings purchased from woodcrafter. 3’ 1 1/2” flex tubing purchas...
I’ve been working on putting together a dust collection system for my garage/workshop. I couldnt turn down the great deal on the Harbor Freight 2 HP dust collector and then of course since I saved so much I just had to make up for it by throwing on a Wynn cartridge filter. I was having a hard time deciding on 6”, 5” or 4” duct for the ducting system. The HF dust collector has a 5” Impeller plate opening so going with 6” didnt seem to make sense as the sy...
The question before us is whether it is 1) safe, 2) feasible, 3) advisable, 4) possible to align a HF Dust Collector motor horizontally. There have been many examples in the review section of doing this and there have been a lot of comments both pro and con. A couple of folks (CovenantCreation and
Here’s my big idea for converting a HF to a 2-stage DC. I sold my Jet and bought the HF for $139. I got the vortex (?) lid from Woodcraft and am using a regular plastic trash can. I didn’t take the time, yet, to draw in the intake/outtake hoses, and I don’t know how to draw the plastic bag, but you can get an idea of the concept. I must confess, however, I already built one of these, but it turned out to be too small. It was too short, too narrow, and not deep enough, o...
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