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Cyclone dust collector and upright stand.

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Project by oldstarter posted 02-03-2015 10:37 PM 2410 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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)





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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#1 posted 02-04-2015 06:18 AM

nice work, can never underestimate the importance of dust collection in our shops…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#2 posted 02-04-2015 02:17 PM

Looks great. Where did you find the design plans?

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oldstarter

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#3 posted 02-04-2015 03:06 PM

Thanks WistysWoodWorkingWonders! and you’re definitely right there.

Thanks ChadRat6458! I’ll go online and try to find them again, then post a link on here.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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oldstarter

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#4 posted 02-04-2015 03:14 PM

http://youtu.be/pi0xqEUmuu4

Jay sells the plans on his site I don’t think they are very expensive, I have to admit I just copied the cart from his video.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Cyclone-Bucket-Dust-Collector/?ALLSTEPS

I made the cyclone dust extractor a bit different mainly changed the bucket lids for wooden ones, routed out a groove, glued some rubber strip in that and I just lay them on top of the buckets the suction does the rest. Once the engine stops you just simply lift them off.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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nimkee

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#5 posted 02-06-2015 10:51 AM

I been thanking of making one and some how I never did thank of going up . I thank I will make mine like yours. because I have little room to move in my shop . Vary Nice
BaamaaPii ( Till next Time ) Nimkee

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oldstarter

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#6 posted 02-06-2015 05:54 PM

Thank you Nimkee, you’ve got it, if you’ve only a small workshop, ‘the only way is up’.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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