|Project by SethJChristian||posted 09-13-2012 05:09 AM||5699 views||12 times favorited||11 comments|
I purchased a RIDGID 13” High Speed Thickness Planer a few years back. The planner has been more than awesome, other than the fact the chip output is ridiculous!! I am quite organized and a very clean person and prefer to work in a clean shop, and not to be swimming through 10 feet of planner chips and sawdust.
So once again I found myself searching through Lumberjocks.com looking for a solution to this small problem.
I am a great fan of home built solutions to problems, and once again I have found tons of great Ideas to resolve this problem on Lumberjocks.com! I started out like I always do, by taking notes and writing down ideas that I thought that could benefit my small work area.
I don’t have much room like some of those luxury shops I have seen on this site, so saving space is a must! I found that a lot of people where happy with the cyclone dust collector design, using an garbage can! So that’s exactly what I decided to do.
Materials used in this project:
- 3” PVC Pipe 4’ long
- 3” PVC joint elbow
- 3” aluminum foil ventilation hose and hose clamps
- 4×4’ 3/4” Piece of plywood
- piece of sheet metal (Scrap had laying around)
- 3/4” MDF (Scrap had laying around)
- walmart plastic Trash Can
- tube of silacon
- 1” x 8 screws
I first started out with making the dust separator with the the plywood and PVC piping I had. After I finished the dust collection bin, I moved onto the Planner adapter. I had to build one from scratch do to the fact when I bought my Planner two years ago It never came with one.
Out of this whole project the Adapter was the most challenging! My first attempt failed really bad! and my seconded attempt I fallowed a design I took from a fellow LJ. and sure enough it WORKED!
(This project was built back in August, 2012)
Hope everyone enjoys the photos I have posted, If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment!
-- Seth Christian - Canada, British Columbia