Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'mod'

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Dust Collection #1: Modified HF Collector with super dust deputy

11-25-2015 07:43 PM by FFRNDAN | 9 comments »

Hello all, I’ve been a long time lurker, this will be my first post. I bought a HF dust collector a while back, and am working on modding it to meet my wants/needs. I am working out of a 2 car attached garage (read 1.5 car), so dust control is important. I dont want to exhaust outside, because I heat the garage at times in the winter. This garage is also shared with my wife’s car, so floor space is at a premium,like most of us. So, I decided to think up…. Here is where...

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Evolution of a Shop #8: HFDC Upgrade

03-06-2010 03:04 PM by Cory | 8 comments »

I have been wanting to get a trash can separator for my Harbor Freight dust collector since I bought it. I still don’t have the separator built, but I did make a great improvement to the unit, IMHO. I’m sure many of you have seen the stovepipe mod, or the Delta collector with room underneath the blower for a separator where the motor and the ring are in line. I wanted to try the same thing on the HFDC. The challenge is that the DC motor is really heavy and I wanted to keep th...

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Benchtop Work Holding - Handscrew Clamp Modification

01-20-2015 12:38 AM by nashley | 2 comments »

This will be my first post on lumberjocks so I thought I would start with something simple. I’m in the process of gearing up to make a set of dining chairs and was looking for a way to secure work to the top of my bench. I drilled some thru holes in the top of my bench that will allow the clamps to be oriented towards the front or towards the side. I’ve seen bar and pipe clamps used this way but I don’t think I’ve seen handscrew clamps used this way. The bottom jaw ...

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Dust Collection #2: 3-Stage Dust Collector Filter Box

01-16-2016 02:52 AM by ThomasLightle | 2 comments »

After modifying my Harbor Freight dust collector, I needed a filter for the discharge of the blower. The dust collector mod did a great job eliminating a majority of the dust, but it was still discharging fine dust into my workspace – something I didn’t want to be breathing. This time I drew up a plan in Sketchup and used it to guide me in this build. The build was rather straightforward, and a made small changes here and there where it made sense. I call it a 3-stage filter b...

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