|Project by Jacob C. Heffelfinger||posted 08-28-2013 05:49 PM||12698 views||41 times favorited||16 comments|
I made this Thein separator out of metal flashing, MDF, and scrap hard maple. I copied mine almost exactly from this video series:
It was really well done and ghostses was very helpful and responsive to questions.
The main differences in mine are the finishing details (I haven’t routed any round overs or gotten around to painting it yet, I wanted to get to work on other projects too badly) and I didn’t line the top and bottom with flashing like the original. I figured the MDF is smooth enough and it hasn’t caused me any problems.
As you can see from the bag and the filter, it works very well and I am extremely happy with it. I’m probably going to put together a fill sensor on the trash can, because the first time I forgot to empty it negated having the separator. I won’t make that mistake again…
Here’s a link to the SketchUp model I made for this: Thien Separator