Well….. Having moved to the basement to take another shot at this wood working hobby (it’s currently 25 degrees outside!!!) I now need a way to clean up without destroying a shop-vac filter every day…. So I acquired a 58 gallon (Yes, I said 58 GALLON!!!) plastic barrel. I paid $25 and found it on Craigs List. God Bless the internet! If anyone is in the Chicagoland area and needs barrel’s let me know, I’ll pass on the guys info! So the Barrel is really nice. It...
For those who already have one of these, you’ll understand my enthusiasm. For those who don’t, get busy building one. I don’t have a dust collection system, just a 16 gallon shop vac. I’ve been looking at these for months now. I finally got a barrel from work and started building. After cutting the first baffle too small, I got the second one right. I wasn’t expecting it to work as good as it does, but, boy am I happy with the results. When I first turned it o...
Vacuum splitter and a ‘dust can’this one is for Dan / Maveric. Yes the dust goes to Dan this blog is dedicated to him and his recovery… Why? Because Dan just had a terrible time and this might have some roots in the dust from the shop! I personally sometimes sneeze and cough when I am done with sanding and I have had my thoughts on this for a while.My Vacuum is a shop vacuum, but just a standard one from Atlas copco and I used simple 50 mm 2 inch plumbing to distribute it s...
I have an old canister household vacuum that refuses to die, so I use it with allot of my hand held power tools, specifically my ROS, biscuit joiner, pocket hole jig, and a small belt sander. In the past to connect my tool of choice to the vacuum I would always jimmy rig something up with duct tape or just hold the hose on the dust collection fitting..not good. I went to Home Depot one day to look around in the plumbing section for a solution, and I found this…a 1” to 3/4” c...
I moved recently and i got some more place for a shop. I am getting some new tools etc to outfit it, slowly but surely! I saw on craigslist a 8 gallon(i thought it was a 4, but i’m not complaining) RIDGID wet/dry vac for 15$i called the guy and today i went to check it out. it works great, and it has a nozzle and hose. just a bit dirty but the suction is good.WHAT A DEAL! does anyone know any attachments that could help it be a makeshift dust management system?
I just posted some images of my shop made vacuum system in the project gallery. It was suggested I start a blog on its construction – so here we go. I followed the online directions provided at JowWoodworker.com I bought 2 rebuilt Thomas pumps and the Mac valve, regulator, relay kit that Joe sells. FYI – I am in no way affiliated or associated with JoeWoodworker I’m just letting you know where I got the info to make my system. With the 2 pumps and the reservoir syst...
With all of that koa and etimoe veneer in my shop, I was eager to get started. There was one problem. I built my vacuum press from Joe Woodworker’s Directions while I was still living in the states. I had hoped I would be able to run it on a transformer. The only problem with that is that the electricity here isn’t only different in voltage, but in frequency as well (cycles per second or Hertz (Hz) is the second number in 110/60). I spoke with Joe to ask him if I would have any luck runn...
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I thought I would include a few more photos, showing the construction details. I’m not sure why I always end up with the photos in reverse order, but maybe you should start from the bottom! Completed top, waiting for the edge shaping and butterflies. My stepson, Evan, inspecting our work. Lee and Evan installing 1/8" thick, Wenge edge banding. The underside, fitted and stained. The holes allow attaching the top to the frame. Evan measuring for the stainless inserts...
What a surprise I had when I started preparing for this interview and I found that the company is located in Toronto, Canada – not too far away from me! Yippee! (Thanks to Roarockit for the original image and to Douglas Bordner, our pixelator, for the photo editing to include MsDebbieP)Ted Hunter and wife, Norah Jackson, started the Roarockit company not too long ago, in an effort to make veneering accessible to everyone. The HistoryNorah and Ted, who has been teaching at the Ontario Co...
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