|Project by Ed||posted 12-04-2013 02:41 AM||10622 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
This is cool I was wanting to make a dust collector for my shop. I was breathing in too much dust plus I was seeing it building up faster then I can clean it. I did a lot of research on Lumberjocks and found great ideas ( this is why I love this site). Well any ways my dad and I were hanging around the shop talking about the dust collector after I built the Kerg jig storage unit. I needed a bigger shop vac because the one I have is way too small and wouldn’t work to well for a dust collector. Well the next day when I came home from work and opened my garage door( my shop). What did I see? Was a 6.5 hp 16 gallon Ridgid shop vac still in the box and on the box it said Merry Christmas on it. So today we spent time in the shop and built this dust collector and I will tell you this. It works great. Its not every day that a 43 year old man gets to feel like a kid at Christmas time.
12/8. I upgraded to a 20 gallon barrel , because I found when ripping stock the 5 gallon filled fast. I sealed the lid with weather stripping so I wouldn’t lose any vacuum. I ran a test with this set up and it works like a champ.
-- Ed Cutler Rock Hill SC- My day to day life goes away when my tools come to life.