this one sucked.....

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Project by allwood posted 02-11-2013 04:35 AM 3414 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well the other day my old dust collector motor finally gave up after 9 plus years of service. it was a power sonic 2hp with a rating of 1500 cfm. the stand was a quick temporary deal, now 3 yrs later i got to change it. the new collector is a 3 hp, crafted cx 406 with a rating of 2500 ccm. should be good for a few more years. the new support is a much improved long term temporary deal, again. eventually it will be moved outside the shop to keep noise and used space down. and of course it died the day after some extensive work was just done to my old truck, seems there is always more than one bill to pay…......

oh ya, the supports were made from pine 2×6 that was planed down to 1 1/4 thick, just to clean it up some.

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 05:05 AM

Very cool.

I just finished reading an article in Fine woodworking that you may like. It’s in the newest edition.

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 01:35 PM

thanks i’ll have to check it out.

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 01:43 PM

Wow, clicking between the 2 photos shows quite a difference! And it looks like a big improvement too!

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 05:39 PM

Very nice upgrade. Ahhh how we hate to surprise bills as i call them. Always something

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 05:17 AM

Get this outside you will thank yourself for it later. Nothing fancy cut hole in wall for hose pass through and protect it from weather outside. Mine is on the other side of the wall next to the air compressor. A inexpensive fan forces the air and dust OUT and the wall keeps the NOISE down to a minimum. That being said I wired in a small light fixture with a small red light bulb so when I close the shop at night I see the red light and remember to turn the thing off. If it wil stop raining I will take a picture and post,... a big if as of late.
As for the bills, as always that just plain sucks wind ya know?

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#6 posted 12-18-2016 08:00 PM

Really like the light idea, could be used for many things.
I remember yeas ago my next door neighbor had his well pump set up like this to help them see if it was running to much.

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