Dust Extraction Experiments

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Dust Extraction Experiments

Log of some dust extraction/separation experiments for the LHS dusty workshop and/or the workshop in General.

Ideas

First experiment is to build a portable dust collector like Mathias Wandel's design. He actually built two, and links are in the research section below, but our first step is to make a blower:

 http://woodgears.ca/dust_collector/blower_build.html


Reesearch

Thien cyclonic separator

The best designs seem to be based on the Thien design:

 https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Thien+Cyclone

Mathias Wandel’s design wood be a good first attempt:

 http://woodgears.ca/dust_collector/blower_build.html
 http://woodgears.ca/dust_collector/cyclone.html
 http://woodgears.ca/dust_collector/manifold.html
 http://woodgears.ca/dust_collector/finish_up.html

A blog about ‘John’s’ build of his dust extractor with some good tips and links:

 http://madebyjohn.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/my-thien-dust-collector.html

Making the cyclone out of transparent materials would be super cool:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QCAOwSqrko

then we could put some LED’s all over it…

Would like some electronics - showing motor speed, current draw, air speed and how about bucket fill level?

Another lovely clear one:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQPEJpZP2i8

Thien’s original page on his

 http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm

but that has inlet and outlet ports on the top…

Another guys build blog:

 http://www.freeforum101.com/charlesneil/viewtopic.php?t=2028

Online book/training about Ducting that would be worth a read

 http://www.academia.edu/8502841/Ducting_principle

Log

9th Dec 2015 Got wood and motor transported to the dusty workshop