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Blog series by grumpybear7357 updated 12-29-2016 02:41 AM 3 parts 5635 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Workshop Dust Collector

11-15-2016 01:44 PM by grumpybear7357 | 2 comments »

Hi All, this is my first blog post. I have been lurking here on LumberJocks for some time – reading and learning. Thought I would share the layout and build of my little Dust Collection System. I have a multi-use workshop where I do my woodworking. I stumbled into a deal on a ShopSmith DC-3300 Dust Collector (DC) which I have plumbed into a fixed DC system. The DC-3300 moves 330 Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) of air. Perfectly adequate with properly sized plumbing. Of course ever...

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Part 2: Adapting to the Machines

11-17-2016 10:53 PM by grumpybear7357 | 7 comments »

Probably the most challenging part of building my little Duct Collection (DC) System was mating the DC pipe or hose to a machine. Anyone who has assembled a DC has probably run into this issue. Most of my equipment was manufactured long before dust collection was cool, so there are no convenient DC ports. I decided DC was still possible, for the most part, by building dust collection chutes mentioned in Part one of this article. This second installment will provide a little more detail on...

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Part 3: Adding a DIY Floor Sweep

12-29-2016 02:41 AM by grumpybear7357 | 3 comments »

I have had my Dust Collection (DC) system in use for about 6 months, but have never taken the time to add a floor sweep. Although I have shop built plywood dust chutes for my jointer and table saw, neither machine was built with Dust Collection as an integral part of the machine design. My DIY dust chutes work well, but I still get a small amount dust and chips on the floor from each machine. My surface planer does facilitate dust collection, however I still get a small amount of dust and ...

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