Hi I wrote recently and explained that, I am about to design /make a practical dust/ fibre collector for my wood turning lathe as said the dust collector I have which is brand new unused so far apart from one trial run, which led me to understand that, as it is ,it simply won’t work.
The dust collector has a the entrance port two actually four inches approx in diameter .
I has at the entry ports a kind of grill to stop large peices getting into the impeller and causing damage.
However this is where things go wrong with lathe dust collection as sai as it stands it is perfect for fine dust collection alone.
Anything ( I have discovered so far) that you try to extract through this dust collector owing to the long stringy fibres that come from a woodturning lathe,just clogs up this cage type grill very rapidly .
It happens all so very quickly and it is so heavily congested that within mintes it even stops the fine dust getting through.
I need therefore to make a centre drop box which will filter out the large debris which will as per design all fall thanks to gravity down to the bottom of the bag in the middle collection box I am contemplating, and allow the fine stuff to get through to the normal dust colectors bottom bag.
Also Is the size of the middle filter box important? or can it be quite large?I ask this because I have a very nice large plastic/nylon type barrel with a really impressive mechanical steel clamp between barrel and lid.I think this will be very much better than my original idea of using a garbage can which is also new but made of heavy duty rubber with a tight fitting lid.
Can anyone help me with as much info as possible before I start as I am the kind of person since this is just my hobby that I can really take my time and get everything corrected and sorted out in my mind before I start.
I always do this.Any help of video help will be most appreciated especially if you show me your own designs with regards to this whole idea. Kindest regards Alistair p s I cannot post pictures as I have not yet started. but will through the process once I do.EVENTUALLY GET STARTED. if anyone shows interest or would like to see my efforts. lol
-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease