|Project by FX21||posted 09-26-2016 01:37 PM||1174 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Thien dust collector
This thing works great!
The goal was to have it function well but also look like it belongs on top of the trash can. I mainly mill foams like eps and urethanes with my cnc. With that material being so light I was a little worried about a lot of it going directly into the vacuum instead of the can, but the vacuum is empty every time I check it except for maybe a few small pieces of foam. One thing I did have to do was reinforce the trash can on the inside. I used basic fiberglass mat and resin from Home depot. Had to put 3 layers on the inside to make it stiff enough. The only thing I would change is making the top plexiglass window out of a thicker piece. Its 1/4” but flexes downwards about 3/16” when the vacuum is turned on.
Made to fit on a brute 32 gal trash can
Pressure fits onto trash can with no obvious leaks
Made of 0.75 MDF, 0.25” plexiglass and 0.125” plexiglass
Vacuum system used is a Rigid 6.0 wet/dry
Vacuum ports are 3” to 2.5” to fit the standard vac connectors
Brute trash can was reinforced with fiberglass on the inside to stop it from collapsing.