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Project by TerryDowning posted 06-29-2017 03:55 PM 2599 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a long time since I have posted much of anything but here we go.

Yet Another Thein Baffle

I got tired of cleaning the filter on my wet/dry vac. Being too cheap to purchase a trash can and having some left over pine shelving removed from the pantry for a storage upgrade, I decide to try building a staved barrel.

I also had some left over 1/8 inch ply panels so I decided to try those for the baffle.

Stave Barrels are not for the feint of heart. No Guts, No glory!

Gluing up a stave barrel without proper coppering tools is not easy.

Not the greatest job and I had some gaps. All gaps and joints on the interior were sealed with Caulking.

I used some adhesive backed weather stripping to seal between the top edge and the baffle.

Connects to the vac in standard fashion.

So far it seems to do the job.

I’ll see over time if it reduces the amount of time I spend cleaning the filter.

-- - Terry

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#1 posted 06-29-2017 04:55 PM

Must of been a barrel of fun building this with the staves. I’ll give youa 10 just for the effort alone. Nice project and looks cool.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 06-29-2017 05:57 PM

Very nice work, and a great shop upgrade. I see you have the best shop vac put there…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 06-30-2017 02:16 PM

I hope it works well for you Terry.
Just a suggestion, the cylinder would have been a lot easier with birds mouth joints. Just two quick rips at the appropriate angle on each stave and it will self align and clamp easily with a bungee cord or straps.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 07-01-2017 01:01 AM

What a great idea, I can’t see why it would not work. I think I might borrow your idea and make one for myself.
Keep up the good work.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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