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jwoodwright
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Registered: ‎12-31-2009
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Re: Vacuum system

Be nice when pictures are restored to posts.  You won't believe how effective my set-up is...

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michmags75
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Re: Vacuum system

Yes you can make a separator with a 5 gallon bucket and a shop-vac.  I went big and used a Rubbermaid plastic trash can with the Rockler 4" elbows.  Works great, trash can has wheels, shop-vac bag and filter don't fill up with debris.

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lmillercarver
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Yes.  It's possible.  Mine was made from two 5 gallon buckets and a lid purchased from Home Depot.  I used the link earlier in this thread about the  Phil Thien separator on Instructables.com.  

 

I purchased the vaccum tools attachment to get the fittings that matched my shop vac.  I used hot glue to get the fittings to fit.  

 

My own Instructables on doing this sucked and they didn't post them.  

 

If you contact me via this site, I will send the document and pictures so you can see what I did.

 

It works very well.  I use it for all my shop vac needs except when vacuuming water or wet.

 

Good luck!

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hankm
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lmillercarver wrote:

Yes.  It's possible.  Mine was made from two 5 gallon buckets and a lid purchased from Home Depot.  I used the link earlier in this thread about the  Phil Thien separator on Instructables.com.  

 

I purchased the vaccum tools attachment to get the fittings that matched my shop vac.  I used hot glue to get the fittings to fit.  

 

My own Instructables on doing this sucked and they didn't post them.  

 

If you contact me via this site, I will send the document and pictures so you can see what I did.

 

It works very well.  I use it for all my shop vac needs except when vacuuming water or wet.

 

Good luck!


Welcome to the forums of Woodmagazine.com, Carl . You can publish your tutorial right here at  the WOODTube channel to share with all.


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