Going Old School...Saw Dust Collection System

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Well its not made out of wood but it does have wood in it….that counts right? Seems lots of folks are on a old school woodworking kick these days so here is my entry in that catagory. I call it the Rural American 2000 Dust Collection System (RA2K for those who like acronyms) and I am working on the patent paperwork as we speak. I know I am wasting your time but my hope is this will spark massive protests and my wife will take the hint of what I would like to find under the ole tree this year…. may wanna include graphics and diagrams on those protest signs as well as a required list of system components on any leaflets that get handed out
Everybody have a great day and stay safe y’all

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 04:12 PM

I have a set up something like that.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 04:13 PM

LMAO! I have that exact model, same brand and every thing. I like that you upgraded to the “Green powered” version, that was really responsible of you to take the environment in to consideration and reducing your carbon footprint. LOL that’s too funny bro. Stay safe buddy :)

-- "The Cedar King"

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 04:20 PM

Do what works with what you have.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 04:28 PM

Sprung for the larger model dustpan I see.
oooh la la. Fancy.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#5 posted 12-08-2013 04:30 PM

Monte- Well dang. There goes my hopes of creating a niche market…lol Thanks buddy for crushing my dreams…lol

Todd- Oh thats a great sales pitch…. Its clean, its green and reduces your carbon emmissions. Well as long as you hold your breath as you use it anyhow…lol Thank you my friend

Jim- Its been getting a workout. Reclaiming some red oak from a old shipping crrate and some pallet wood and this is the second or third trip to the ole dust pile

Naptown- Oh by all means…nothing but the best in my shop….lol Stay safe


-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 12-08-2013 04:38 PM

Hey Buster, I couldn’t afford the Rural American 2000 Dust Collection System (RA2K) so I went with the RA2K mini…LOL!! As you can see, it doesn’t do as thorough a job as the full sized version.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 12-08-2013 04:51 PM

Ooh dang, you mean next time I buy a dust collection like that, it will be patented??
Glad I got my parts before prices went up.
My “transfer apparatus” is smaller than Busters. I have a”hybrid” system like Busters, and Luv2learns. I like to call it Classic dust collection.
Works well for me right now.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 12-08-2013 05:23 PM

Buster, mine is a 30 gallon blue plastic barrel and the steel dust pan. Can’t post it- ain’t no wood in it!! Oh, wait the broom is wood!!

Have a Merry Christmas, buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Doug Scott

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#9 posted 12-08-2013 06:14 PM

Your not alone with that kind of dust collection, I’m a self-employed furniture builder and most of the time repairing some customers broken stuff. I have a small shop and only have a dust collector for the surface plainer.
I accumulate about 20, 60 gal plastic bags of saw dust over the winter and place it on Craigs list in the spring for animal bedding or yard mulch ( No Walnut shavings, toxic to animals )
What ever works for you ! It has worked for me.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#10 posted 12-08-2013 07:17 PM

Buster, you are so much better off with this system. Think of the electric you save on. Not to mention the exercise you get by sweeping and bending over to pick up. I don’t know what to tell you but if your wife doesn’t get you one for Christmas then she’s probably more concerned about your health. LOL Take care and keep hinting.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 12-08-2013 07:37 PM

Hello Buster

I’m jalous because my shop is so small that I can’t have a so saw dust collector

I have just a a spoon and a trash

THanks for this beautiful moment !!!!

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#12 posted 12-08-2013 08:19 PM

Hey buddy, great job on the RA2K! I have a similar model but mine involves a trailer being backed up to the shop in place of the wheel barrow. Def old school with this one! I really like your creativity on this project buddy. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 12-08-2013 08:29 PM

This must be the Deluxe RA2K. It has the rubber handle grips. $79.99 upgrade from the basic model.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#14 posted 12-08-2013 09:32 PM

It may be ‘old school’ Buster, but it has all the bells and whistles…pneumatic tire for easy gliding during transport, user friendly long handled implements with cushioned grips for the most luxurious experience, open air model not weighed down with heavy and cumbersome lid…Nothing but the best for you buddy!!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 12-08-2013 09:48 PM

LOL @ “for those of you who like acronyms”

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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