Revised mobile woodturning station with Dust Collection

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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 01-23-2014 10:45 PM 1871 views 1 time favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2014 10:45 PM

I showed you my mobile wood turning station at the beginning of the week.
As soon as I published the pictures, I knew that I wanted to add a dust collection.
Here you go.
The dust collection works quite well for smaller chips, works even better when sanding and ( not surprisingly) not so well for larger chips.
Thank you for watching

-- Bert

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#1 posted 01-23-2014 10:57 PM

I like this setup. Well done!

I will need to address DC at my lathe….
Just fired it up today, for the first time ever!!!
Yeah, DC is a necessity! I’m considering something like yours, but with a “floor” intake also,
so I can sweep the stuff that lands on the floor.

Thanks for sharing….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-23-2014 11:11 PM

I like not only the dust collection, but how accessible your tools are behind the lathe. Well done.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 11:26 PM

Thank you guys.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 02:05 AM

Clever solution. I know how passionate you are about dust collection.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 02:53 AM

Pretty slick Bert! well done!

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#6 posted 01-24-2014 03:01 AM

Interesting design, I like the location of the light, the dust

collection and the mobile aspect of it as well. Good job


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#7 posted 01-24-2014 02:08 PM

Now that is a good setup! I too like the light. I am going to add light to my setup soon its hard with just the ceiling lights I added (up to high but better then I had before). Looks like a good solution for the DC.
Thanks for the updated progress pics

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#8 posted 01-24-2014 02:21 PM

looks like a great set up, can you increase the vac power to get better dust collection, or are you happy with how it is….nice set up.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 01-24-2014 02:26 PM

Thank you all. As for increasing the vac power, I have a Clear View sucking, I cannot get much better than that.
The larger chips just to large a mass to be sucked in by the air stream which cannot fight against the inertia created when cutting them and by the rotation of the wood.
This kind of OK as the larger particles are not as dangerous for my lungs as the smaller particles at the sanding dust are.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 01-24-2014 07:23 PM

Good job Bert…it looks very functional…

-- Mike

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#11 posted 01-24-2014 07:31 PM

Thank you Mike

-- Bert

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#12 posted 01-24-2014 08:20 PM

Nice job Bert…. very similar to a back splash and pan on a metal cutting lathe.

Never seen a lathe on wheels b4. Hope your casters lock up tight.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#13 posted 01-24-2014 08:24 PM

Nice, keeps it all together and you can move the whole shebang easily. I like that you took the time to paint it to reflect light too. Only suggestion I’d make is maybe a piece of hardware cloth over the lamp in case something decides to jump out of your hand and fly up at the bulb.

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#14 posted 01-24-2014 09:20 PM

Again, thank you all

-- Bert

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