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Project by gtpreacher posted 07-28-2015 06:15 PM 2897 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another fixture for the new shop. This dust collection cabinet is based on the design featured in Shopnotes Magazine (No. 137, September 2014). My one-person shop is small enough that I can reach all of it with the single hose. The system works great.

-- Phil, North Carolina





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exelectrician

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#1 posted 07-28-2015 06:19 PM

I really like the space saving aspect. Could you post a photo ( right way up) of the collection box open, so I can see how you empty the collector?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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gtpreacher

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#2 posted 07-28-2015 06:41 PM

The upper bin empties into the lower one by pulling out the divider plate (the part with the handle). I built the lower cabinet to the plan specs and then found out the the bags it called for would not fit the chute. Rather than take it all apart and rebuild, I just made a lower removable bin that uses heavy plastic bags to catch the dust and shavings from the upper bin. I’ll try to get a picture of the setup and post it.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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exelectrician

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#3 posted 07-28-2015 08:35 PM

That looks like something that I would do to upgrade my setup. Thanks for posting.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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gtpreacher

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#4 posted 07-28-2015 11:38 PM

Exelectrician: Here’s the pic of the lower bin.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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playingwithmywood

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#5 posted 07-29-2015 04:21 AM

Thanks for the added photo that helped

I would like to see what is happening behind the other side of the wall

I am wondering why you did not mount the impeller on top of the cyclone since it looks like you would have had room and with your bin set up like it is you would not need to move the impeller to empty the bin just wonder why you choose to do it this other way

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exelectrician

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#6 posted 07-29-2015 04:22 AM

Nice,, that looks like it works very well, easy to empty, and all the dust contained in a bag.
Did you put the extraction fan in the other room to make you workspace quieter?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Tugboater78

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#7 posted 07-29-2015 06:43 AM

Looks good

i saw that in the magazine and thought it may be worth building at some point myself. Its somewhere on that neverending list of things to do.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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gtpreacher

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#8 posted 07-29-2015 05:41 PM

Okay, here’s what’s on the other side of the wall. It is a little quieter this way, but the big thing is that it saves room in the main part of the shop.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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Paul Stoops

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#9 posted 07-29-2015 11:43 PM

Great job! This is a project I also have on my Roundtoit list. I plan to use the Clearvue CV06 mini-cyclone as a separator and a shop vac motor for the vacuum source.
For those of you who may have missed it, here is the link to the Shop Notes plan:

http://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan/small-shop-dust-collector/

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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