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Cyclonic Dirt Separator using Off the Shelf Parts

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Project by Warren posted 01-20-2012 03:07 PM 4553 views 19 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is simular to what I have in my shop. I works very well larger chips stay in bottom bucket and the finer wood dust to the top bucket. Very little dust gets to my shopvac. Every now and then I have to clean the fiber filter inside my shopvac but thats no biggie to me, beside it saves wear and tear on the shopvac which they arent cheap to replace.

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.





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cavemancarpenter

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 03:14 PM

Great idea! Can you give some details on the build?

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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foneman

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 03:42 PM

I would also like more details on your build. What type of separator do you have inside the upper bucket to catch the fines yet drops the larger chips to the bottom?

Where do you get the adapter for the side attachment?

thanks,
john

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Warren

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 03:42 PM

On mine I ran a vacume pipe straight down the middle of the two buckets next I put some caulking around the top and bottom of the pipe running through the two buckets. I cut a hole in the lower bucket for the suction hose part, Its about half way between top and bottom of the lower bucket. on the top bucket my hose runs from the lid to my shopvac. Big peices of wood stay in the bottom bucket and the finer stuff goes in the top bucket. The main part of this project is to make sure every opening you cut is sealed tight I used household caulking for that an it works just fine

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

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foneman

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 03:47 PM

would you have any pictures of the insides?

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 04:20 PM

Good job warren

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StumpyNubs

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#6 posted 01-20-2012 04:21 PM

That’s some great woodworking ingenuity!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
(The best woodworking show since the invention of wood.)

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Trev_Batstone

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#7 posted 01-20-2012 06:56 PM

Are those metal cans or plastic? Photos of the inside(s) would be appreciated if you can post them.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 01-20-2012 07:37 PM

LOL, all of us poor folk think alike! I agree with stumpy! take pics, make a blog, if you have the time. It would seem I might adapt to my delta dust collector?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Dave

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#9 posted 01-20-2012 07:47 PM

I am a visual person. Dont fo loe ins truc tions well. pictures please.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Warren

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#10 posted 01-20-2012 11:56 PM

I found this idea on this website it has pics and instructions http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-workshop/

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

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ChunkyC

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#11 posted 01-21-2012 01:22 AM

Here, I’ll post a link to the Instructables page.

That picture sure looks familiar….

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 01-21-2012 01:49 AM

http://www.instructables.com/id/Cyclonic-Dirt-Separator-Using-Off-the-Shelf-Parts/
If you want to go to the project without going through 13 pages of other projects , here is the link : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dave

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#13 posted 01-21-2012 01:56 AM

Thanks for the links guys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 01-21-2012 01:59 AM

You’re welcome : )
I didn’t see that CC had provided a link while I was searching for the same , and checking out some of the other projects there.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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bmwrider1

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#15 posted 02-02-2012 07:15 PM

I like the setup and it fits my budget.

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