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Project by airfieldman posted 02-06-2012 06:54 PM 3106 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I vertually duplicated Angela’s dust seperator.

Trying to get the groove around the lip of the top was fun. The second picture show’s my method. I don’t know how others would have done it, but it worked very well for me! The frame around the lid is the remains of the original board. So, once clamped in, the lid had no where to go but around. Then it was simply a matter of spacing and viola!

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 06:58 PM

Looks good I hope you got good results .

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-06-2012 07:02 PM

Wow, i actually did something VERY similar with a HF dust collector, sits right on top of the trash can, works great.

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#3 posted 02-06-2012 07:35 PM

Looks good. Lots of ways to do this. Here’s mine.
The cool thing is ….. they all work!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 04:51 PM

I really need to do something like this to my Delta 50-720CT. I just bought 5 new dust bags for $20!!!! Tired of filling those things up. Nice job.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 05:20 PM

Nice design and execution! I’ve had mine installed, in line with my HF DC, for almost a year. I replaced the dusty top “filter” bag with a Wynn nano 0.5micron canister filter and recommend it. I have yet to remove/empty a bag, but have dumped the 30 gallon Thein separator 4 times.

I find the efficiency surprisingly good probably >90%. AND no larger chips or particles come anywhere near the impeller. Hope this is of help.

Link to Wynn environmental:

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 01:55 PM

What size trash can is that?

I’ve been inspired to add a 2nd stage to my system (1hp delta shopmaster POS) and your set up looks like it would be perfect for me.


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