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Cyclonic Dirt Separator using Off the Shelf Parts

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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 945 days ago

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 945 days ago

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

81 posts in 962 days


#3 posted 945 days ago

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 945 days ago

would you have any pictures of the insides?

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 945 days ago

Good job warren

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StumpyNubs

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#6 posted 945 days ago

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 945 days ago

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 944 days ago

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 944 days ago

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 944 days ago

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 944 days ago

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 944 days ago

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

11149 posts in 1466 days


#13 posted 944 days ago

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 944 days ago

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 931 days ago

I like the setup and it fits my budget.

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