Cyclone Separator

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Project by OhhCrap posted 02-01-2011 03:49 AM 4516 views 16 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by SimonSKL, jcoulam & others I set out on a quest build one of these and I am very pleased to say boy does it Suck!!!

A friend gave me the leftovers from their dead shopvac to use as a base container which is great. I have less than $55.00 and couple hours time into this. If you make a lot of sawdust, you need one of these.

Pic 1 is before, junk on the floor, nothing in the cans.
Pic 2 is after, dust in the cyclone and look Ma, no dust in the vacuum!

I piped the intake down low to prevent tipping and torque on the intake. To lessen the foot print I added a “Shelf” for the vac. On the top I made cut outs for the wheels to sit in and use a bunjee to hold it on.

-- Quality: There is hardly anything in the world that some men cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price are this man’s lawful prey.

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 06:33 AM

I think i will have to investigate coming up with one of these contraptions one day. Thank you for sharing that it can be done! My shop looks and feels like a lung cancer factory.

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 07:01 AM

Great job. I just love seeing all this shop built equipment. I hope you get many years of great use out of it.

-- Tom T, Orange County CA.

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#3 posted 02-01-2011 08:52 AM

Sweet! I made the Phil Thein trash can version, but it only grabs the bulk. Some of the ‘fines’ get through. What measurements did you use? Also, do you have a pic of the inside of the cyclone so we can see how you put it together? IM me so I can check back…thx..

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#4 posted 02-01-2011 09:21 AM

OhhCrap: Very Nice Shop Tool but with all due respect…Wrong Section.

I believe it should be in here. “Woodworking Tools, Hardware and Accessories”

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 02-01-2011 11:09 PM

I like how you reused to old shop vac parts. Construction looks very good also. Nice project.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 02-05-2011 07:23 PM

That is a great re-use of equipment parts. Great idea and the results are very impressive. I think the cart idea would be beneficial also

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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