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Finally, it's time to build the Frank'n-Collector #2: Duct

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Blog entry by gmaffPappy posted 04-13-2019 12:20 AM 639 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got the adapters for the 5” duct today, so it went up. It’s not all sealed up yet, but it’s together enough to do my initial tests. I plan on 2-3 more drops, but for now, I need at least one to continue building out the shop.

There’s a lot of leaks (to be expected), but it was able to suck up everything I threw at it. For the first time since I purchased my Saw Stop, the inside is Dust Free!

Then it’ll be time to make some of these mobile 5” x 5’ ducts, so I can have long, mobile runs. Connect a couple together with a little 5” flex hose, and I have good DC mobility to my machines without the inherent drawbacks of long flex hoses. That will be nice, since I haven’t decided on tool placement yet, at least they’ll be serviced with DC when needed.

The next phase will be to build a cabinet on casters on which to place the trash can. With a couple drawers and a nice pull out shelf/drawer for some tool boxes, the DC will be done…..at least until I’m in the need to add more to the Main.

-- If it's easy to do, you haven't spent enough time over engineering it.



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#1 posted 04-23-2019 04:44 PM

The Rolling Ducts are finished. Now I can build a Workbench with no sawdust swirling around my garage.

-- If it's easy to do, you haven't spent enough time over engineering it.

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#2 posted 04-29-2019 01:09 AM

A few more pics. The ducts roll away and don’t take up much space when I’m done. Just roll them under the table extension and there’s gone.

-- If it's easy to do, you haven't spent enough time over engineering it.

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