|Project by BigDaddyO||posted 06-23-2014 01:07 PM||4143 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
I decided to make a wooden cyclone from a 2×4 because I always wanted one and the Summers 2×4 competition gave me an extra reason to try it. The competition is over but I figure I haven’t posted anything to LumberJocks in a while so here it is.
This was my first attempt at making buckets or round items so it was quite a learning experience. I put together a spreadsheet to help me figure out all the dimensions and angles for the pieces which can be downloaded from my website HERE
It’s still surprising how well it works. I am still trying to figure out a good place to put it full time so I can easily connect it to my table saw and miter saw yet be able to empty it when needed.
I attempted to make a wooden bucket to use in place of the kitty litter container but it turned out to be extremely floppy and I couldn’t get an air tight seal on the lid so that was a failed project. On the bright side, it fit a tall kitchen garbage bag perfectly so I am using it as my shop garbage can now.
You can see in that last picture how I use a lamp to find any cracks that needed filling with construction adhesive. I used the same method when building the Cyclone.
You can watch the full video here if you would like more information