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added project End Tables for the Guest Room 06-15-2021 05:41 PM
commented on Router Table Base #1: Lumber and Planning 06-15-2021 02:44 PM
commented on Simple small bandsawn cutting boards 06-14-2021 06:03 PM
added blog entry small workshop ideas #20: Tour another guys workshop and self Check on mine 04-30-2021 07:54 PM
commented on shop projects that failed #3: projects and getting your moneys worth, My opinion 04-23-2021 02:54 PM
added blog entry shop projects that failed #3: projects and getting your moneys worth, My opinion 04-22-2021 09:55 PM
added blog entry small projects #4: breakfast couch armtray and morning time 04-22-2021 09:36 PM
added blog entry breakfast couch armtray and morning time 04-22-2021 04:28 PM
added project Not Small Church Free Library 04-03-2021 01:08 PM
added project Music Multi Stand wood platform 03-12-2021 09:53 PM
added project Tusk Tenon Shelf 02-16-2021 09:06 PM
added project 3 Piece Poplar Bookcase 02-02-2021 01:12 PM
replied on Cordless tools in hot environments 01-29-2021 09:33 PM
added blog entry Build in The Small Workshop #4: My 2020 in Review...Feeling better..Projects and Tools 01-28-2021 03:19 PM
added blog entry 3 pc.bookcase cabinet series #12: Learning Raised Panel Doors...the finishing 01-23-2021 11:43 PM

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#1 posted 04-15-2017 01:22 PM

One of the best Craiigslist buys I recently did was a $25 Vortex Separator Lid. I did a quick research on their price and design. OK not much to it. I had tried to make my own separator and watched many utube bucket separator and not pleased with this and that part. So lets give it a go for the price. It was working fine, very few chips or dust in my dust bag. This last buy of wood planks was a huge test of cross cuts for 3 days and a hose on the Miter Saw. Day 3 I had to see how it was going for collection. No amount of dust in the lower bag. 8 inches of dust in my Collector Drum…fantastic. For a lid that just drops the dust down and another angle lifts it out,it has some great action. I sealed my rubbermaid barrel with a pool noodle cut lengthwise and even in 2 parts. My pvc piping system is 3 inch with 10 feet of run, 4 T—-one to the collector, one to a gate with an 8 ft. 2 1/2 hose to anything… hi tech system here. The 1 hp collector does the job and is 20 years old, proving its worth in my small shop. Occasionally I will shop vac the lines.

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