|Forum topic by Randy Woodworker||posted 11-08-2012 05:21 PM||2993 views||2 times favorited||7 replies|
11-08-2012 05:21 PM
I wanted to incorporate an Oneida Super Dust Deputy into my system but also wanted to reduce the footprint. I disassembled the DC, and rotated the blower 90 degrees. This required a transition piece that my welder buddy made from scrap 1/8” steel. You could use hose as well, but the spool piece is skookum.
The large duct between the blower and ring is no longer required.
I built a support structure and screwed it to the wall. Here is the unit assembled.
The black support rod for the ring was now too short to reach the floor. I just drilled two holes through the rod and screwed it to the wooden support structure. The end is kinda just hanging there and I might fabricate a more elegant solution later.
In this configuration, you need to lift the barrel up to the lid, so I made a crude little cart with a lever system. A wedge keeps it tight against the lid and takes the weight. To dump the barrel, pop out the wedge drop the barrel and wheel away. Reverse for reinstallation.
I cut a hole and glued on some lexan so that I can peek inside to see when the barrel is getting full. A small LED flashlight helps with this.
Of course, for a taller barrel, the entire assembly would have to be higher. No doubt this would be desired by those who plane a lot of lumber. It would be easy to just lift the blower/Deputy assembly and use hose between that and the filter ring, but more floor space would be required and I didn’t want to give up the space where the computer and stereo are now. I will just dump the barrel more often.
This system works great. Hardly any dust makes it into the bag, and suction is very robust. Very happy.