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Project by bayspt posted 1826 days ago 2606 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First pic is my dust collector for the new Rigid shop vac I just bought. Thanks to everyone who built one before me. Mine is not pretty but it works very well. After sweeping up about 7 gallons of mainly MDF dust, the filter was still very clean. Number 2 is my new drill press table, Mdf home made jobby. Third is the MDF miter sled I just made since my wife wants some picture frames made. Fourth and fifth are the trash in the collection bucket and the amount in the shop vac after the mentioned 7 gallons of junk. Last is the inbetween work bench I just built. FWW cheap type, double mdf top, bottom loaded with concrete blocks. Vise I already had, got it for $7 at a local junk dealer. Any questions or comments feel free.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1826 days ago

Hey Jimmy
nice group of improvements

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1826 days ago

nice upgrades!

it’s amazing how each one of those makes everything else so much easier later on. enjoy your wood!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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woodworm

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#3 posted 1826 days ago

Great shop improvements!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 1826 days ago

Great upgrades I made a cyclone for my Rigid vac. too. Work great don’t they. So cool. And cheap.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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degoose

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#5 posted 1826 days ago

I need a cyclone

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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spanky46

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#6 posted 1826 days ago

Me too Mate! Nice work Jimmy!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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bayspt

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#7 posted 1826 days ago

I’m sure you could find every thing you need to make one at Bunnings Degoose.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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SteveMI

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#8 posted 1826 days ago

Is this a Bill Pentz design dust separator? Did you use his spreadsheet for dimensions?

Steve.

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bayspt

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#9 posted 1826 days ago

Steve, This is the Jcoulam inspired one
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Also done by BillP
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Also done by Sailor
Hope this answers your question. If you have any questions about my specific design, feel free to ask.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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Karson

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#10 posted 1826 days ago

Looks like a great design. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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SteveMI

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#11 posted 1826 days ago

Ok, very simple after looking at the drawing.

The Pentz design uses a internal spiral ramp around the center tube that needed way too much metal work expertise for me. The cone designs look similar from the outside.

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