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Dust cyclone
with house hold trash bags

Yes I got tired of the mess each time I had to clean the shop vac when it was full.
Also I was fascinated by these cyclones, have to admit I am a child.
So when the prices for one of these finally hit the floor here in Europe I had to give it a try.

Blog here: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/55482


Pictures:
1. Cyclone in place and running.
2. Bucket cut for inner ring.
3. Plastic trash bag held in place.
4. Lid made from MDF.
5. Guess you can see why I wanted a cyclone.
6. Look carefully and see the cyclone inside.

Perhaps this can inspire others to get lazy.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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patron

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#1 posted 04-18-2015 07:28 PM

great job mads

if you keep coming up with all these work aids

you will be able to retire

you can monitor the shop work
from the sofa with a remote

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-18-2015 07:48 PM

Good one, Mads. That should keep the place clean and be easy to dump!! I did the same thing but my vac filter still gets one in it.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mafe

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#3 posted 04-18-2015 08:34 PM

Hi Jim, what you mean: my vac filter still gets one in it…. Do you have to clean the filter in the same rate then?
I got the impression that the filter will get dirty, but you would only need to clean it once in a while, not each time.
Hmmmmmmmmm
Guess MDF are worse than wood, sanding worse than MDF and so on…
I’ll tell how it goes with mine.
David, yes one fine day I can rest in the sofa, just thinking of projects and they will arrive at my door with the post. Laughs, thanks.
Best thoughts to you both,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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lcwood

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#4 posted 04-18-2015 10:02 PM

looks like the new model made in china – nice and less expensive (us24 & free shipping worldwide)

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 10:13 PM

What keeps the bag from being sucked up into the outlet?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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mafe

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#6 posted 04-18-2015 10:59 PM

Icwood, yes that’s the one.
MT, look in the blog, a inner cylinder from another bucket, that are retracted when bag is full.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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SPalm

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#7 posted 04-19-2015 12:01 AM

Very nice Mads.
I have a larger cyclone thingy that I would love to have a trash bag holder for.
I need to do some thinking.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jim Rowe

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#8 posted 04-19-2015 11:52 AM

Nicely done. I used a couple of “Home Brew” buckets for mine. They were cheap and also are transparent so that you can see when they need emptying. If you give up woodworking (not likely) you can also use them for brewing some beer!!!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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mafe

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#9 posted 04-19-2015 05:39 PM

Spalm, will look forward to see what you come up with.
Jim R, that sounds like a bullet proof plan.
Thanks.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Todd Swartwood

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#10 posted 04-19-2015 09:09 PM

Nice job Mads,
But now will you use for a reason for not emptying?

Have a blessed evening, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 04-19-2015 09:39 PM



Icwood, yes that s the one.
MT, look in the blog, a inner cylinder from another bucket, that are retracted when bag is full.

- mafe

“I see” said the blind man. Thanks.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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mafe

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#12 posted 04-19-2015 10:15 PM

Laughs MT.
Todd, grrrrr yes that’s worse.
Thanks,
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 05-19-2015 12:02 PM

Great improvement Mads!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#14 posted 05-19-2015 01:46 PM

;-) Mike.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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