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Cyclone for shop vac #2: Dust cyclone - upgrade for the bin

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Blog entry by mafe posted 11-23-2015 12:13 AM 1705 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dust cyclone
upgrade for the bin

Just a little upgrade.
The system works really well and I love the easy way to get rid of the dust now.
If I had a bigger shop I would have a bigger bin but for my limited work it is really great.
In fact it’s only when I use the thicknesser a lot it is a too small bucket.

But I got tired that a lot fell down the side when I had to empty it, so I made this little easy upgrade.


A piece of thick MDF, marking the center.
In the back you see a white plastic prototype I made.


Marking the outside diameter.


Cutting it to shape on the band saw.


Marking the inside diameter of the dust bag holder.


Cutting the inside with a jig saw.


With an angle to make the dust fall down the bag.


Adding some dowels to keep the bag holder in place.


Drill and glue.


We got a upgrade!
Now the dust will not fall down the sides.
Time to test.


After I filled a bag, it looked like this, almost no dust on the side.


Now it’s just to pull the bag holder out.


Yes this is so much better.

Hmmm we learn by doing, learn from mistakes and wanting to do better.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



9 comments so far

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-23-2015 03:36 AM

Way to go, Mads. I did something just like that on a 30Gal barrel. I had to put two wooden rings inside the barrel to keep it from being sucked flat when I turned it on. The barrel is very thin sided!!

cheers, my friend!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lew

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#2 posted 11-23-2015 04:18 AM

Great modification, Mads!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Rowe

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#3 posted 11-23-2015 09:02 AM

A neat solution. How do you stop the disposable bag from being drawn up to the cyclone by the suction?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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SmallTime

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#4 posted 11-23-2015 06:31 PM

Good job.

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mafe

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#5 posted 11-23-2015 09:50 PM

Hi guys,
Jim, here its to prevent the dust from not entering the bins, one could use bigger bags, but our waste system here don’t accept them bigger.
Lew, it works now!
Jim R, on the last picture you see the black open thing on the picture, it’s a cut up bucket I place inside the waste bag, it can be pulled out easy when the bag is full. Look in first part of the blog.
Small time, thx. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Rowe

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#6 posted 11-23-2015 10:55 PM

Aha! Now I see it. Great. I have to make something similar.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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stefang

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#7 posted 11-24-2015 11:13 PM

Nice Mads. I would like to make a dust cyclone and this idea might be very good if I do.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#8 posted 12-09-2015 10:48 AM

Any improvements for catching that nasty dust is an upgrade. Nice one

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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mafe

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#9 posted 12-14-2015 08:19 PM

Hi,
Jim, glad you go it. ;-)
Mike, smiles, quick, not too expensive and clean.
Roger, yes these days I have a lounge infection, two months now, so I try to stay away from that dust.
Thanks,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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