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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 11-02-2011 03:31 PM 2085 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2011 03:31 PM

You might want to read this interesting article on Popular Woodworking magazine:
Would this modification be advantageous if one uses a separator?
Would it keep more dust from getting in the filter?

-- Bert

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#1 posted 11-02-2011 03:39 PM

nice idea. This is easier to implement on the DCs with the original canister but a bit more challenging to those with the after market canisters that uses that same center opening to clamp the canister to the DC. with the dome in place there is very little access to that area in order to clamp down the canister.

I actually picked up a $5 wok at IKEA to try and implement this about 2 months ago but it’s still sitting on the side while I try to figure out how to get easy access to that area for the canister once I have the dome taking up the opening space.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 11-02-2011 03:50 PM

The easy way to do this is to install a piece of wood or steel across the opening with a nut or a thread in it before installing the filter and then drill a hole in the center of the wok and install a screw and a spacer( how long the spacer has to be?) from the bottom of it in the nut previously installed, it should be very easy to do.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 11-02-2011 04:40 PM

I did a Blog series on this subject back almost 3 months ago. It works for me the trial and error blogs start here
and here
final conclusion and modifications made here
All in all I feel that it was a decent modification that works for me.
Best of luck. Larry

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 11-02-2011 05:51 PM

Thank you Toolz

-- Bert

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#5 posted 11-02-2011 06:32 PM

I think it would be good to see a side by side comparison between the wok and the thien design. That seems to be the unanswered question.

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#6 posted 11-02-2011 07:56 PM

I already use an external Thien separator, I wonder if that would help with dust in the filter

-- Bert

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