|Project by steliart||posted 02-11-2011 03:23 PM||20051 views||91 times favorited||23 comments|
Mini Cyclone Dust Collection Bucket
Few friends message me and asked me if I can post this project also here in LJs than where I have it, because is easier for them to look at the project, so here it is.
My cyclone dust collector bucket is very inexpensive and efficient. It only cost me under 20 Euros (about 25 U.S. dollars), easy to build in a weekend, and it can run with any normal house vacuum cleaner (recommended a 1600W+).
This project was build to fit the needs of my multi-tool bench. But it will work nicely with your power tools and also with your shop vac.
Since this post is for LJs and experienced woodworkers, I will skip the intro and the explanations and give it to you straight, besides the images worth a thousand words. If any questions, I would love to answer them or explain.
So here is how it was build.
1 Paint plastic bucket 20L
1 Metal (tin) paint bucket 20L
1 Plastic Funnel
1 Electrician’s plastic pipe (diameter according to hoses)
2 pipe joiners
3 90 degrees plumbing elbow fitting
Bolds, nuts & washers
Self taping screws for attaching the funnel’s support
5 minutes Epoxy Glue and pvc glue
Some sort of filler (builders bog or similar)
4 pieces of plywood or MDF
The Cyclone System consists of two stages.
The first stage is the paint plastic bucket with its top plastic lit, fittings, and the funnel.
The second stage is the metal (tin) paint bucket which will hold the dust and waste and its tin lit which is attached under the plastic bucket.
The two stages are locked together with the standard metal bucket’s holding clamp which is used to clamp to the lit, and it comes together with the metal bucket.
Buckets and funnel were purchased from constructions paint shop.
Photo Descriptions: p1 : The Mini Cyclone Dust Collection Bucket completed. p2 : SketchUp view of the project (I always design before I build something). p3 : Diagram of the cyclone’s first stage parts. p4 : The first test with some vacuum hoses proved that the top lit was a bit soft. P5 : Dust from the test cut and the vacuum was dust free. p6 : I have also designed a cart for the system but I could not build it as I had no storage space for it. p7 : The top lit with MDF support, the center pipe and elbow. p8 : Stage one top view, the funnel’s wooden ring support and the wooden base connected with the tin bucket lit. p9 : The funnel was cut for bigger opening and extended with a piece of pipe. p10 : The funnel’s final position. p11 : Some sort of filler brings the edges of the funnel to a 45 degrees slope up to the wall. p12 : The underside of the tin bucket’s lit with its MDF connected with the first stage, also you can see the funnel’s pipe extension sticking out.
-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions