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Project by GR8HUNTER posted 03-18-2017 05:16 PM 1627 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

bought the deluxe dust deputy online from ace hardware for $93.00 total made from an old drawer box and some scrap plywood 3rd pic. shows how to empty 4th pic. shows how much 1 cleaning picked up …. I really love it and also saving my vac. thinking of getting another 8’ of hose from lowes

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN





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majuvla

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#1 posted 03-18-2017 05:34 PM

You have done all correctly, I hope you wil be satisfied with it. Before I made current version (on my posts), I made such version. I improvised a little with tube (you have one on stores just for that purpose) – I used flower vase with simmilar shape and wasn’t very pleased – too many dust ended in vacuum cleaner.
With current version – 100% efficient.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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htl

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#2 posted 03-18-2017 05:40 PM

Just a note for new hose at lowes.
They have some drain hose that is cheap and looks like it would work, if I remember right it was like $20 but it has a bad whistle when used.
O! and great job on your Cyclone.
Taller is way better in our smaller shops.
I’m thinking about putting a closed in shelf out side to hold the vac and compressor to save on room some where down the road.
As I’m not in the shop yet will have to wait and see what room I’ll have to work with.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 03-18-2017 07:28 PM

where are you moving to ?
yes i deffinitly have air comp. in other shed
is a very good idea
for room and noise
takes alot of planning I put windows in since beginning pictures in the front on roll up door and back wall so as now I can get a wonderful draft through whole shop plus makes it nice to blow out sometimes with fans on

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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lew

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#4 posted 03-18-2017 08:05 PM

Awesome build, Tony. Nice and compact. I see Peachtree has 10’ for $23.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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crowie

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#5 posted 03-18-2017 08:20 PM

I wish things like this were available in Australia at such good prices…nice job Tony..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 03-18-2017 08:26 PM

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-18-2017 09:44 PM

It looks like it might be a viable solution. Thanks for the post.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Kevin

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#8 posted 03-18-2017 10:06 PM

Nice spacesaver. Good looking shop too.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 03-18-2017 11:49 PM

I bought one too and was so happy with it that after a few months I bought a shop-vac to go with it… worked much better after that.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 03-19-2017 12:46 AM

Looks great.

-- Peter New Zealand

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EEngineer

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#11 posted 03-19-2017 03:01 AM

The problem is, working with material wider than the table saw, how the hell do you get past the dust collector?

Nope, sorry, fail! This is why I have been looking for a low profile dust separator for a while now.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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playingwithmywood

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#12 posted 03-19-2017 04:44 AM

I like it but you really need take a piece of plywood and cut a hole in it so it will fit down over the to of the cyclone exit going to the vac so it can rest on top of the cyclone and then add legs to that piece of ply so it is screwed into the lower portion of the top

I say this cause the top of the cyclone is glued on and pressure on it caused the lid of the cyclone to pop off. I siliconed mine back on and then did the clamp like set up I am describing. I thought I had a photo of it here but I cannot find it

hope this helps

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 03-19-2017 09:44 AM

I dare not say anything about what should or should not be done to “cosmetise” stand. I have several DDs and they all have different stands and are as bad as each other for looks and space utilisation… but they all function brilliantly.

However, on the topic of the DD, I found that I had to reinforce the lid as my vacs had such a powerful suction it kept collapsing (at least distorting) them. I initially made an insert under/inside the lid which didn’t work as expected so I sandwiched one on the top of the lid. Not sure whether it was the top reinforcement that was all that was needed but as it now worked without collapse, I left them both on… for all my DDs.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#14 posted 03-19-2017 02:07 PM

EEngineer it’s on wheels so just move it a tad and all is good.
We’re talking a very narrow shop so a wide down low vac set up just doesn’t work here.
I built a down low cyclone but in my up coming shop it would just take up to much space to tall or as I said earlyer out side the shop [may] work better in my case.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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GR8HUNTER

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#15 posted 03-19-2017 05:52 PM

Bruce gets it …....oh yes ….all my tools are on wheels …IMO ….the only way to do it …..especially when working in tight shop area . LOL :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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