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Forum topic by ForestGrl posted 06-19-2015 04:44 AM 715 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ForestGrl

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06-19-2015 04:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection triple-wall tip

Major thanks to Mark Schultz and others who posted in his thread on triple-wall PVC for dust collection. My small shop finally has pipe instead of hose. I’ll share a couple things I learned or figured out. 1) the miter saw, equipped with a good cross-cut blade, works great for cutting this stuff. I had an 80-tooth fine-finish blade already on the saw, so I just used that. (2) I cut some light bicycle inner-tube longitudinally, and used double- or triple-thickness around the base of blast-gates or reducers to fill out the thickness, making it fit the PVC fitting it was going into. Pics below, small shop (22’ x 22’ or so). All the tools on the walls are hooked up; next week will see DC extended to overhead blade guard on Unisaw, and to the router table and drill press. Maybe the combo-sander too.

Kinda hokey set-up on lathe—the pipe runs along the lower part of the wall, and lathe is really close, so using string to keep scoop in place without actually fastening it to the wall. Whatever works! Lathe is mobile, so can move out for bowl work:

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)


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#1 posted 06-19-2015 02:10 PM

That is a sweet looking setup, Jamie. I like the rigid piping where you can run it!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 06-19-2015 11:21 PM

Thanks, Jim, I love it. There’s a vertical pipe on the wall next to the bandsaw that goes up to ceiling, then elbow to run pipe for the PSI overhead guard, and more pipe to the middle of the shop where the router table and belt/disc sander are. Drill press is there too, not sure if it will stay, but there’s another hood that can be positioned for it and the sander.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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