Dust Collector Series

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Blog series by Martyroc updated 03-16-2012 02:41 AM 11 parts 101660 reads 37 comments total

Part 1: Cyclone DC with Recycled Lumber only

02-14-2012 01:11 AM by Martyroc | 7 comments »

Hi All, Some of you may know that I posted a Cyclone DC as a project however it was not finished and should have been posted as a blog. Well here it is as a blog, (again my apologies, sometimes I get ahead of myself). Like I said in the original post, this is no big deal many of you have these and you all know about these, but mine will be made of 100% recycled lumber including; Pallet wood,Old 3/4 tongue and groove wall paneling, wood I can salvage from a dumpster, side of the road whatev...

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Part 2: Cone almost completed

02-15-2012 03:56 AM by Martyroc | 1 comment »

Well The cone is almost completed, since I am smoothing the inside as best as I can, I have had to use copious amounts of wood putty. Only because some of the boards I had used which cam from the 3/4 tongue and groove paneling had a decorative mold on an 1 1/2” of one side of the board. I only saw a few choices:1. plane the boards down to the bottom of the groove, however that would have made the boards around a 1/4” thick, and for my design they need to be at least 1/2”. p...

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Part 3: Progress report

02-17-2012 04:37 AM by Martyroc | 0 comments »

Ok, well, not much to say just a bunch of pics to show progress. One of the photos shows blue painters tape around the internal column, a trick I found in Shopnotes Mag for clamping together irregular shapes. For this I had to glue up 2 of each strip of wood together, then glue the 2 strips to 2 more strips, and so on, etc etc. Still plenty to do and a helluva a lot of sanding but its coming along. As always questions, comments, whatever you want to say hit me with it.

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Part 4: Cone Assembly & Instake ready for sanding and attaching

02-19-2012 06:18 AM by Martyroc | 2 comments »

Ok, so here’s the latest, The cones is assembled, as well as the intake pipe and the center pipe. I need to create the container for the bottom, and mount the cyclone, Sand and attach the intake pipe. You can figure out most everything else from the photos, however I will try tom put a description under each one. Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions, I am just about out of scrap and pallet wood, so the project is on hold until I can dumpster dive for some more,...

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Part 5: Intake pipe installed

02-22-2012 04:20 AM by Martyroc | 3 comments »

Ok, so not much done as I am short on lumber. I installed the intake pipe and put some temporary supports until the epoxy dried. I expect to do more on the weekend, i am going to the woodworking show in Somerset NJ on Friday so I cant see any work done that day and Saturday I really need to CLEAN THE SHOP. As always questions, comments, ideas etc hit me with them. Epoxied in, not as clean as I would like it but I don’t necessarily make show pieces for in the workshop. ...

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Part 6: Working on the overall height

02-25-2012 05:49 PM by Martyroc | 4 comments »

Here’s where we are, i was at the woodworking show, Friday the 24th, did not get much done obviously. but here is what I have accomplished Saturday Morning. I will let the pictures tell the story, with a few captions just so no ones confused, Hell I am building it and I am confused! This first shot is the intake pipe installed, and sanded flush on the inside, (almost flush, more sanding to do). as you know most of this wood was from pallets that had been in my warehouse at work for 1...

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Part 7: Building the containment

02-26-2012 11:44 PM by Martyroc | 6 comments »

Well here we are again and we have made some progress, sadly I was trying to do this all of recycled lumber but I needed what I didn’t have and could not wait, (wife said finish that thing already, you have projects to do that I need). That being said I used some 2×4’s that were never used before, so add $8.00 to the total cost which brings us to $8.00. The container still needs the sides cut and installed, and I am pretty sure my table saw is in the shop somewhere under ...

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Part 8: Lower containment almost complete!

03-03-2012 04:15 AM by Martyroc | 3 comments »

Could not do much work this week as I was away on business for a few days, but Friday after work I picked up where I left off. Its not the most beautiful piece, but it will be painted completely and maybe a mural of a fire breathing dragon on it, (YEA BABY!). I still have plenty to do before its finished, but at least the drawer and the lower unit is basically done. I left a slight gap when the drawer closes as I am adding some weatherstripping to make it air tight when the locks clamp togeth...

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Part 9: Small Progress

03-07-2012 04:25 AM by Martyroc | 0 comments »

Just a little bit of progress, this evening. assembled the top of the cone, still needs to be shaped and sanded but here is a couple of pics to show I am still working on it. Looking for completion by end of this month, it will be difficult since work has me traveling a lot this month. Enjoy.

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Part 10: Ready for sanding and painting.

03-13-2012 01:11 AM by Martyroc | 5 comments »

Hello Fellow LJ’s, I am coming into the home stretch on this monster, just sealed up everywhere I could so the unit is air tight. You will be happy to know, I did a preliminary test with an small HF DC and the chips and sawdust ended up in the bottom and not in the bag connected to the outlet of the DC. I still need to install the locks on the bottom drawer and the weatherstripping for the inside to complete the airtight seal I am looking for. The next step is to design the filter ...

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Part 11: Designing the dragon

03-16-2012 02:41 AM by Martyroc | 6 comments »

Hi folks,I am ready to paint the DC and I have spent most of the evening sketching out the fire breathing dragon, I have about 4 sketches but still not 100% pleased with any one of them. I am going for something like this,( not my sketch, just an idea) If anyone out there has a suggestion (pic) please post it in this blog. Something tells me it’s going to take longer to design it than it will be to paint it on there. Thanks for all your input

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