|Project by HillbillyShooter||posted 06-15-2014 08:22 PM||3737 views||44 times favorited||26 comments|
This is a project that has been on my “to do” list for several years. I finally got around to it this past winter. The construction details for the Thein came from a December 3, 2010 post on Charles Neil’s old “In the Workshop” forum entitled “How to Build a Thein Dust Separator,” by Pitbull. C.f., http://www.freeforum101.com/charlesneil/viewtopic.php?p=11836&mforum=charlesneil#11836 . This is a great article for anyone interested in building a Thein Dust Separator.
Of course the Tyvekboy portion came from LJ Tyvekboy, with his permission of course. The stand is my adaptation of Tyvekboy’s two project posts: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/61522 and http://lumberjocks.com/projects/83716 . Thank you Tyvekboy and my apologies for such a poor attempt to copy your work; but, it does do what I wanted—a system to raise the Thein unit and easily remove the trash can for emptying.
I’ve been using this unit since March and it has done a fantastic job of separating the sawdust before it gets to the DC bags. By the way, my bags are top and bottom and are aftermarket products designed to reduce the exhaust to 1 micron. The trashcan has been emptied twice and there is no discernible dust in either bag at the DC. Although I only have 4” ductwork (having been installed back in the early 90s), there is plenty of suction to pull sawdust from the machine on my longest run—my planer.
As always, comments (good, bad, critical or whatever) are greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking.
-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington