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Vacuum Separator & Mount

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Project by woodshaver posted 929 days ago 4472 views 44 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was inspired by a fellow Lumberjock. RMP posted his separator yesterday and i decided to look around my shop to see if I had all the parts to put one together. I did and this is what I came up with. I also made a mount so it would sit on top of my Ridgid Vacuum. The separator collected most of the sawdust. A little fine dust ended up in the vac but that was expected. The 5 gal bucket is a bit small but it’s easy to empty. This will give me more time between filter cleanings. Thanks RMP for your post.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 929 days ago

Nice Job. Its on my project list for sure.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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ChrisMc45

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#2 posted 929 days ago

Slick platform for the bucket, stacking is the way to go. I have got to put mine up, the vacuum is on top.

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Gabe C.

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#3 posted 929 days ago

And now one with a vacuum mount?!? That’s a great space saver. This has got to be my next project, but I’m going to have to do something to further the evolution of this brilliant tool, like hang it in the rafters with a movable open and close chute to dump into a trash can, or something. Great job and “next level” innovation! Thanks for posting!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 929 days ago

Now that’s a good idea your see it then your build it. well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 929 days ago

I forgot to mention that I use 2 bungee cords to hold the bucket in place.

Shop Vac Separator and Mount

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Roger

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#6 posted 928 days ago

very nifty idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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woodshaver

2745 posts in 1977 days


#7 posted 928 days ago

Sometimes I wonder what my wife thinks of me when she sees me staring at something in the shop. I should tell her I’m visualizing a contraption! LOL! And then it’s like lbJim says ” you see it then you built it”. It works for me!
Thanks for all the nice comments!
It’s so nice when you know a negative comment is a never seen on this site.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Rickterscale

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#8 posted 928 days ago

Nice job, and fast too. I definitely have to make one of these. Did you find that it decreased your vac’s suction power? In the video it looked like the hose needed to be right on top of the shavings to suck them up.

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 928 days ago

Rickterscale,
I did a quick crude test to see if there was a loss of Vacuum. I guess if all the seams are sealed up well then there shouldn’t be much loss if any. The separator is just an inline bubble of sorts.

See my test in this video.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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wildbill001

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#10 posted 928 days ago

Freakin’ genius on the bucket-holder. Well, *(&^%$, now I have to rethink my design 8-)

Bill

-- "You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their back" -- Unknown

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buffalosean

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#11 posted 928 days ago

great idea for saving space.

-- There are many ways to skin a cat...... but, the butter knife is not recommended

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patcollins

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#12 posted 928 days ago

Does the bucket holder block off the blowing of the fan on top or am I missing something?

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woodshaver

2745 posts in 1977 days


#13 posted 928 days ago

pat,
The fan is not blocked at all. These pic’s should clear that up.

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-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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b2rtch

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#14 posted 928 days ago

did you look at this one?

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/32432

-- Bert

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woodshaver

2745 posts in 1977 days


#15 posted 928 days ago

I was just thinking. I didn’t like the bungee cords so I came up with this idea.
I’ll put two studs in the bucket and a catch on the wood mount. Then I just trun the bucket to lock it on.
I’ll give this a go tomorrow.

new way to attach bucket

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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