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Blog series by Lance updated 11-24-2011 03:46 AM 5 parts 86810 reads 51 comments total

Part 1: Design Stages

11-04-2011 12:08 AM by Lance | 2 comments »

So I have emptied my HF bag a couple times and its a pain in the neck, plus the bag is starting to rip. I looked up the price of a new clear bag….. pretty pricey for a plastic bag. Also my 5 micron bag is getting pretty dirty. So, its time to upgrade the HF dust collector with a thien baffle system and the wynn filter. The initial design I’m basing mine on, 6” hose. I decided to have 2×4” hose ports coming out of the separator so I can have all of my...

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Part 2: Cutting Circles

11-13-2011 01:51 AM by Lance | 9 comments »

Started working on the separator for my HF DC today. I started off by making a round circle jib for the router, I used scrap material and hardware laying around the shop. The first pass I cut the hole to big, another rookie mistake, I MAKE A LOT OF THEM IT SEEMS LIKE! LOL I used the other piece and made the correct cut, it fits perfect over the trash can. Off to HD to for my 2nd visit of the day to get ply and another small piece of MDF. I’m going to build some small shelve for stain...

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Part 3: The Glue Up

11-14-2011 02:19 AM by Lance | 8 comments »

Here’s a couple pictures of what I worked on today in the shop, I’m pretty much done until my 5” hose and wye come in from Penn State. I’m thinking about taking the 2 HP motor and mounting it on the wall and put the separator directly below b/c the separator wont fit under the saw when I add the 5” hose, moving it out from under there is going to result in a longer runs, I dont want that! ANY ADVICE ON THIS MOD???? PROS/CONS?

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Part 4: Dust Collection 101

11-23-2011 03:43 AM by Lance | 8 comments »

Well, this is what I’ve been working on the last couple weeks. I’ve spent hours on the computer designing the best way to run my ducting around my shop. I finally came up with this system below, but I can’t seem to find a 5” wye that will fit to aluminum blast gates. The first one I ordered was the wrong size, the second one from Penn State was beat up and the blast gate weren’t even close to fitting correctly.

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Part 5: Harbor Freight's Wye Inlet !!!!

11-24-2011 03:46 AM by Lance | 24 comments »

Well folks, if you’ve been following my blogs you know I’ve been working on a thein baffle separator for my HF DC. Since I’m not completely installing all my runs I’ve been trying to plan for the future. I’ve been stuck on the wye piece out of the separator for a couple weeks now. The reason why I “need” to run the WYE is b/c of my shop set up and where I wired my 20 amp breaker plug for the HF DC. During the planning stages of this project I’...

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