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03-29-2011 10:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource bandsaw planer drill press miter saw router jointer plane sander tablesaw dust collection

I recently decided… no actually I decided many years ago… to set up a ducted dust collection system….. I have recently done so…
To start I bought a pleated top canister for my 2 HP dusty.. and hooked it up to a Oneida Super Dust Deputy mounted on a 44 gallon drum…

Next came the actual ducting… went to Carb-a-tec in Brisbane and bought two ducting kits… and some extra hose and wyes…

The kit came with 8 by 1 metre lengths of clear PVC, 16 connectors, 3 blastgates and some elbowns and T sections.
After laying it all out and working out the drops.. I had some help from Col… mounted all the pieces at just above shoulder height..

And ran a line over the shed via the rafters for a drop down to the Torque WorkCentre.

Across to the Hitachi 12 inch SCMS…

Plus another line over and down to the Thicknesser and the new Cabinet Saw..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 10:33 AM

Nice setup you got there.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 11:15 AM

Looks good Larry. I too, have thought about this for many years. This will definitely make a big difference in your shop. And those Dust Deputy’s work great. I have the small version for my shop vac.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 11:26 AM

Looks good Larry, you’re going to love having DC…
Pretty New Cab Saw you have there too!! Good for You!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 12:36 PM

Love the set up, Larry… I just hope you don’t miss the dart board and hit the ductwork… or worse… a lovely cutting board!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 12:47 PM

awesome, transparent DC!! a great way of seeing how the dust flows or not.

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 01:16 PM

Now I’m really jealous!! Is that a new tablesaw?

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 01:21 PM

That a very nice system, Larry, and you did a great job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 03-29-2011 01:30 PM

Bet it will be nice to not be waist deep in chips on a busy day ;-)) Looks good! You shoulda been a pipe fitter ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 03-29-2011 02:26 PM

Looks good degoose. You also have a nice collection of tools. I had the same incra tablesaw fence on my previous tablesaw and loved it.

First time I ever heard of a Torque WorkCentre. Watched a couple of you tube videos and was very impressed.

Doe that sign say FREE beer tomorrow? where do you live? :D

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#10 posted 03-29-2011 02:33 PM

Looks like a good system, Larry.

Did you test it out?


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 03-29-2011 04:05 PM

Nice job. I like the choice of the smooth clear pipe. I have one small critique however. Where you first go across to the workcenter and along to the SCMS, you use a tee. A tee will severely reduce your flow for such a long run. You could switch the wye to the jointer with a tee, since it’s only a few feet, and put the wye going out for the long run across the shop. Otherwise it’s a great job that you did.

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#12 posted 03-29-2011 04:06 PM

Looks good, Larry.

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#13 posted 03-29-2011 04:10 PM

Well Larry, neat set up.

The transparent PVC is a winner. Once in a while my ducts clog somewhere. Won´t tell you the pain it is to find where is clogged. WOrse than that, is removing the clog. Do you consider any “window” to the duct for this purpose?


-- Back home. Fernando

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#14 posted 03-29-2011 04:32 PM

Well, the dust collection looks great…....ho hum…......but what is with the shiny blue and white, obviously near virgin saw and planer. Come on now….......give those blue and whites some character. A well placed kick here and there, perhaps an airbrushed tatoo, few spatters of paint, few scratches with a key…......jeez…...that shiny stuff makes you look like a total amateur. You even swept the floor.

There are signs of mental deterioration here… know… gave into some impulse buying, that’s obvious, and some OCD is creaping in…......I know all about that.

How disappointing…......I expected you might start generating your own electriciy with a coal fired steam system….......something to really generate some dirt…........that would be more in character…....

.............but this? Sit down, have a few beers…....some introspection… need some real soul searching time….....

OMG…....what’s this world coming to?........................(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#15 posted 03-29-2011 05:13 PM

my, my, my mate, you have me worried.
Not only is the shed clean as a whistle, with a bunch of new toys ta-boot.
I didn’t see one empty beer bottle sitting around !
What has become of you my friend?!
Hope this doesn’t reflect poorly on your local image…

-- Eric, central Florida

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