Wooden Cyclone Dust Collector from a 2x4

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Project by BigDaddyO posted 06-23-2014 01:07 PM 4008 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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


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#1 posted 06-23-2014 02:58 PM

Now you sir, are my kind of crazy. That’s awesome.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 06-23-2014 10:30 PM

That is indeed unique!!!
That and very creative….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 06-24-2014 12:02 AM

Good idea and well-constructed. I want one just like it.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 06:44 PM

Watched the build video – wow You sure have a handle on building accurate jigs and get perfect results. Also I find your video style easy to follow! – Well done.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 03-26-2015 12:56 AM

Thanks Exelectrician. most people spend way too much time on their jigs. It doesn’t take a lot to make one accurate enough to finish a job.


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