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A "Grounded" Discussion of Dust Collection Ductwork

02-13-2009 01:49 AM by Lenny | 19 comments »

A couple of months ago, I got a great deal on a Delta 50-760 dust collector (DC). It was used but barely, and I got it for $200. I have a relatively small shop; only 8’ X 18’. Originally I planned to place it outside a shop wall, in my garage, to save on space. However, I found I could fit it in what was a “dead” corner in the shop, sort of tucked out of the way. I decided to run ductwork and thanks to the fine work of fellow LJer, Patrick Jaromin, I had a guide on which way to go. I op...

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Modding the Harbor Freight Dust Collector the (relatively) easy way

09-24-2012 03:33 AM by ScottStewart | 13 comments »

So you want to be a woodworker? Good. Like a lot of people I had to try to figure out if I was going to put my woodworking in the garage or basement. Then like a lot of people you hear about dust collection…then you go to Bill Pentz’s site, and you learn you are going to die unless you are willing to shell out 2k for dust collection (Clear Vue cyclone with 6 inch lines) before you think about letting a blade touch a board. Fear not! I, and many others before me, have used ...

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The Cross-Cut Sled

04-29-2011 06:50 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 9 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options ThenOne of the first fixtures I ever made for my shop was a cross-cut sled. Heavily-influenced by David Marks, I modeled it after his design. The sled opened up a whole world of possibilities for not only cross-cutting, but joinery as well. I didn’t have a reliable compound miter saw at the time so this versatile fixture really helped me get the most out of my limited tool set. Here's a pic from the old days! ...

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Bosch Colt Router Table

04-13-2010 12:51 AM by Dave Owen | 21 comments »

This is a small router table I designed for a Bosch Colt trim router. I’ve used it a good bit and I believe it will be very useful for small routing jobs and for those times when I’d like to keep the Colt and my DeWalt table-mounted router set up for different cuts...The photo above shows the 17” x 25” table mounted on top supports of a knock-down shop table where it will most often be used. In the photo the table is pushed a little further back on the KD than normal...

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Thien Baffle Separator #1: Design Stages

11-04-2011 12:08 AM by Lance | 2 comments »

So I have emptied my HF bag a couple times and its a pain in the neck, plus the bag is starting to rip. I looked up the price of a new clear bag….. pretty pricey for a plastic bag. Also my 5 micron bag is getting pretty dirty. So, its time to upgrade the HF dust collector with a thien baffle system and the wynn filter. The initial design I’m basing mine on, 6” hose. I decided to have 2×4” hose ports coming out of the separator so I can have all of my...

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Jigs and Fixtures #1: Planer Sled

05-22-2008 02:39 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 21 comments »

As part of my workbench project I needed to mill up a somewhat large piece of lumber for the main chop on my face vise. It was larger than my 6” Jointer could handle. I needed to find an easy way to mill the 2 large faces. I have been wanting to make a Planer Sled for awhile now, so that’s what I did. I based mine on one Keith Rust did for Fine Woodworking “Flatten Boards without a Jointer”. This article is available at, but it is only available if you have a ...

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