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  1. Ghetto Fabolous Vacuum Cart/Dust Separator

    I've had this idea to make a dust separator for several months now, I even made the top for the bucket about 5 months ago, it's been sitting there ever since. Yesterday and today I took a little time to make it function. It's made out of all scrap osb and plywood I had lying around (as you can...
  2. Dust collector

    Thien dust collector This thing works great! The goal was to have it function well but also look like it belongs on top of the trash can. I mainly mill foams like eps and urethanes with my cnc. With that material being so light I was a little worried about a lot of it going directly into the...
  3. Thien baffle

    After reading lumberjocks for some years now, today I decided to post my last project. I'm setting up my new tiny workshop and the Bosch vacuum I have, gets filled in quite quickly. I have took the design from Phil Thien's website. The design was from retired2. I finally completed the project...
  4. My Version of a Thien Dust Separator

    I was so excited on how well this worked that I just couldn't wait to post this project. This is my version of the Thien Dust Separator. It worked better then I even expected so I was just excited to share this. My little shop is in my garage which is attached to the house and thus dust...
  5. Thein Top Hat Dust Separator

    I made this Thein separator out of metal flashing, MDF, and scrap hard maple. I copied mine almost exactly from this video series: It was really well done and ghostses was very helpful and responsive to questions. The main differences in mine are the finishing details (I haven't routed any...
  6. Thien Dust Separator

    This is my Thien Dust Separator on a cart made from 3/4" plywood base, a 32 gallon metal garbage can recessed into the base, and my Ridgid shop vac also recessed into the base. I now get virtually no dust in the shop vac filter, and all the shavings stay in the can.
  7. Clear Vue -- Thein Top Hat Dust Collector

    Thein Top Hat Separator gets married to a 16" Clear Vue impeller & blower housing with a 5hp Leeson motor. The result is a DC that outperforms the "short" cyclones from the major manufacturers for a fraction of the cost. In addition, when I get my dream shop one of these days with tall...
  8. Thien Baffle Dust Separator

    Hello All, I made this dust collector in order to extend the life of my shop vacuum. After clogging my shop vacuum filter and having to blow it out in order to restore the performance of my shop vacuum. After some research online I found the Thien Baffle and was very interested in its...
  9. Harbor Freight Dust Collector Mod

    After buying the Harbor Freight 2hp dust collector right after Christmas, I knew I was going to be making some changes to it. First, I dumped the upper bag and added a Wynn 35a filter. Second, I really wanted to put a pre-separator on the unit to keep from having to change the lower bags as...
  10. Miter saw cart with dust hood, thien dust seperator. Dewalt 779

    I decided to take my mitersaw off my workbench. I had it installed as a fliptop but as cool as it was, it was inconvenient. Sold the Dewalt cordless mitersaw and bought the DWS 779. Time to make a new stand!! The wings extend just short of 11ft. Bought a "big gulp" 4" hood and installed it just...
  11. Small box for jewelry. Oak material

    Friends hello. I made another casket for my daughter. Oak was used in the material. At the end it is covered with oil. Link to the production process.
  12. Thien separator V1.0

    After thinking about it for a long long time, I braved making Thien separator. it was actually very very easy. I made a router jig for cutting circles and after that it took less than 2h to build. I think I can make another one now in under 1h…. total cost including rubbish bin and DC elbow and...
  13. Cyclone Seperator

    I do not remember where this plan came from but it works very well Excuse the oversized lid on top I had a bigger plastic can but when I upgraded my collector the can split [ UPDATE ] ** I have now converted over to the Thien design
  14. Cherry Mallet

    Just a chunk of Cherry I couldn't find another use for. Lost of worm holes so I baked it a 180 degrees for a couple of hours to insure that they were extinct before I wasted effort on it.
  15. Thien Baffle - Highly recommend!

    So impressed how well this works! I finally installed a Thien Baffle on my Delta 2hp dust collector. Amazing difference, especially for just a couple hours work. The fourth photo is what I was having to clean out of the filter canister after each bag, and I was emptying the bag when only 3/4...
  16. Shop Made Thien Dust/Chip Separator

    After I purchased a Dewalt DW625 planer in 2010, doing something about dust collection was no longer an option. The DW625 has an internal chip blower that makes any shop uninhabitable in seconds. Since my budget doesn't have room for a dust collector, I decided a dust/chip separator based on...
  17. Thien Dust Separator - Yes Another One...

    My Jet DC-650 has been shoved into a corner and not used because it spews so much fine dust - so I decided to build a Thien separator and then add a better filter on the DC. So - this is a lid type separator using a 32 gallon Brute container. I don't have all the fittings yet to connect it to...
  18. My first box 2x4 box.

    Here it is. This was a scrap piece of 2×4 lumber found in the back of the shed, left over from something…... After ripping it to 1/4 inch in several directions on my table saw, I ended up with three pieces to glue together for the top and three for the bottom, as well as four pieces for the...
  19. Dust Collector Bin - Plus New Separator Concept

    I started to blog about my exploits to improve my dust collection. You can read what is going on so far at my blog. First, I want to say that nothing I write, or say in my soon to be published video, is in any way meant to diminish the awesome design of the Thien Baffle or any of the variations...
  20. Book Shelf for Daughter

    This took forever, I made the sides from Poplar, the back is 1/4 Baltic birch ply, the shelves are 3/4 oak plywood, I did the edge banding with the Kreg Jig, I cut the curves with a jig saw and used rasps and files to get the final. Its finished with Minwax pre stain conditioner and then 9...
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