Cyclone dust separator ( connects to your shop vac )

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Project by Erik van Baarle posted 11-14-2010 05:16 PM 15558 views 19 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Check out these links where you can see some testing and the finished cyclone. Enjoy

If you have any questions please ask

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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#1 posted 11-14-2010 05:36 PM

YOU DID IT !!!!!!!
Good job on the homemade cyclone. I watched the videos and it works great. But, what I want to know is, how did you make the clear cyclone part?

-- I'm a Fungi --

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Erik van Baarle

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#2 posted 11-14-2010 05:58 PM

Thx for your comment
The clear cyclone part is a cerial dispencer.
I had it in my kitchen but it totaly did not work
For this thing it works just great
I hope you will be able to find it in canada.
Just type cereal dispenser in google and i’m sure you can find it at a pretty low price.
Good luck
Greetings from Belgium

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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#3 posted 11-14-2010 06:31 PM

Great build, AND a great new way to add fiber to your diet :-)

-- -- Neil

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Erik van Baarle

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#4 posted 11-14-2010 06:32 PM

With some milk it will not be too dry
Thx for the comment

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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#5 posted 11-14-2010 06:37 PM

I really like it. It is simple and works great. Good videos too. Thanks for posting it.

I did Google the dispenser and found at least one for $12. I would say that is a pretty inexpensive cyclone. I am sure if you look around there are other devices that would work too.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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#6 posted 11-14-2010 06:46 PM

Very cool! May I inquire as to how you constructed it? May I have your permission to use your design as a basis for making my own? Also, do you think it would work if I used a wing nut or a knob for the release side of the plexi-glass retainer? Thanks for your time.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#7 posted 11-14-2010 07:08 PM

Very cool,
thank you.
Best thoughts,

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

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#8 posted 11-14-2010 07:29 PM

Hi, Dat ziet er geweldig uit….
Wat heb je gebruikt voor de cycloon? En waar kan je die kopen?

That looks realy great.
Where can you buy the dispencer?


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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 11-14-2010 07:32 PM

I like that.
Especially the use of what was available.
It is better to do than put off. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 11-14-2010 07:33 PM

Beeguy, could you post what you found googling? I mostly see glass and square digging around for a couple of minutes with google images looking for such a shape.

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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#11 posted 11-14-2010 08:05 PM

jemig , da’s een simpele oplossing. lijkt me erg makkelijk. wil ik toch maar eens gaan proberen



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Erik van Baarle

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#12 posted 11-14-2010 11:36 PM

Ben blij dat je mijn cyclone tof vindt
Was ook redelijk makkelijk te maken
Groetjes uit Belgiƫ

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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Don Johnson

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#13 posted 11-15-2010 12:08 AM

Very cunning but simple design – I’ve stored the idea in my brain for future reference.
(After joining Lumberjocks recently my head is already becoming rather full!)
On your boxed version, do you leave the button on the vac depressed and switch it externally to save opening the door – or is a no-volt release system?

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#14 posted 11-16-2010 07:40 AM

Wonderful job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 01-09-2011 06:03 PM

Good idea I will be building one of my own hopfully soon. This is the only canister I could fine, did anyone find differently.

It’s only $10.50 but it about 12” tall so I am not sure if it would work. What do you guys think? It should work with a 5 gal bucket and this dispenser on top, I think.

-- Juan, Fresno CA.

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