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Forum topic by glennl posted 2236 days ago 10145 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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glennl

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2236 days ago

I know there are plenty of commercially availbale benchtop collectors (2-3 fans, polycarb sides, etc). Does anyone know of plans out there to make one myself – I can’t imagine that it would be that difficult!

-- GlennL, New Jersey


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Toolz

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#1 posted 2236 days ago

Glenn take a look at these one of them should get you started.
http://www.fishcarver.com/making_a_dust_collector.htm Lap style dust collector
http://www.woodworkersworkshop.com/plansshare/air_filter_downdraft_sanding_table.htm Downdraft table
http://carverscompanion.com/Ezine/Vol3Issue3/Vol3Issue3.html look for “Thierry’s “Air Curtain”©”

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

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Toolz

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#2 posted 2236 days ago

One more article worth reading: http://carverscompanion.com/Ezine/HelpFiles/DustCollection.html

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

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Grumpy

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#3 posted 2236 days ago

Glenn, there are shop vacs that operate only when you turn on your power tool. It senses when you turn your machine on. How you would adapt it is another matter. I hope this helps.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Joey

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#4 posted 2234 days ago

i’ve found that someone else’s plans only will do so much for me. I use them as starting points and then put the thought into what i’ll be doing with it and how i’ll be using it. then i build it to my specifications. I do alot of carving or spoons and use my dust collector connected to a box that clamps to my bench and then use the carver so that it blows the dust into the dust box.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com

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SteveKorz

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#5 posted 2176 days ago

Here is a cyclone model that looks very efficient.

This is more for an entire shop, not just power carving though…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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