|Project by oldstarter||posted 02-03-2015 10:37 PM||2546 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
Really wanted to do an art and craft project, but the dust was getting to me, so I decided to make a cyclone dust collector and a rolling upright stand. Found designs for the both of them on the web and really glad that I had just made a jig for cutting circles of wood on my bandsaw, as I had to cut half a dozen of them in different sizes, the jig made them really easy to do.
I was amazed at how efficient the cyclone is, certainly removes 95% of the dust before it reaches the filter, and no more emptying heavy and awkward metal drums just unclamp the middle bucked pour out the contents and replace, takes a couple of minutes at the most. The only thing I would have made different and will change soon is the wooden wheels. I have them on most of my machinery but they only have to be pulled out and pushed back when finishes with, but the rolling dust collector has to move around the workshop, so I’ll change them for castors. I had to built it upwards rather than side by side due to lack of space. I only had to buy the buckets and some threaded rod and nuts as all the wood was scrap mainly left over from part boarding the loft.
Having finished that can I do what I want! No! Lol, my wife is asking me to make a kitchen trolley she can move around to wherever she’s working to use as extra working surface and to use as a breakfast table as well.
Thank you for looking.
-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)