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Blog series by shipwright updated 09-08-2012 09:16 PM 3 parts 20593 reads 49 comments total

Part 1: 100% improvement for $100 and a couple of hours.

09-07-2012 12:44 AM by shipwright | 22 comments »

Last winter Steve (kizerpea) posted this home built canister filter. It caught my attention because I had a large DC system in my Canadian shop that employed a bag filter. Having just done a canister conversion on my HF DC in AZ (how’s that for acronyms), I was all ears especially the part about using truck filters. .... FREE truck filters. It has taken me a while to get around to it but today I was at the point where that &%^$#&^# dust bag needed to be cleaned. I HATE clean...

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Part 2: Make your own big PVC "Y's" ... Cheap !!

09-07-2012 10:57 PM by shipwright | 21 comments »

Have you ever looked up the price of an 8” to 6” PVC “Y” fitting? These are in stock and shippable today but If you are planning an extensive DC system that involves several of them as well as 6” to 4” and 6” to 6” ones, it may be that $256 each is a little steep for your budget. I know it was for mine. When I built my “dream retirement shop” in 2004, two of the big must have items were: 1) A raised wooden floor. I’ve spe...

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Part 3: Some different blast gates

09-08-2012 09:16 PM by shipwright | 6 comments »

My blast gates are nothing special but since some of you wanted to see them here are a few photos. The first one is my planer in use and closed. The band saw is the same. This is the downdraft section of my bench open and closed. I don’t mind that the two finger holes are always open. This is the very end of the line and I find that it’s good to have the bitter end of the line at least somewhat open. I think that when an open line is joining the main and the gat...

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