Building a Small Cyclone Dust Collector

Updated: Mar 24

Dust collection is very important in my apartment workshop. Just down the hall is the bedroom & bathroom so no dust can escape this room!



For this build I was inspired by many other dust collector videos on Youtube. This is not my original design but it is unique to my shop vac. If you happen to have the same shop vac and want to build your own, you can download the Sketchup model I made below. This is not a detailed set of plans, just a model.



Download the Model:

The 3D Sketchup model can be downloaded from my downloads page.

Watch the video below for a detailed view on how I built this dust collector.

Materials and purchased components (Affiliate Links):

  • Shop Vac 3HP 6 Gallon

  • 3/4" plywood for rings & base

  • 1/2" plywood for inlet

  • 1x2 pine lumber

  • 1/4" dowels

  • Scrap oak for latches

  • Scrap plastic for latches

  • 2" ABS drain pipe

  • 1/16" poly-carbonate (24"x48")

  • Sikasil Sealant

  • Construction Adhesive

  • Foam Gasket

  • Screws, Glue & Paint



UPDATE April 12th 2019: Watch the video below to see how the dust collector is holding up 2 years later.



VIEWER BUILDS

Click the link below for viewer submitted builds based off my dust collector design. If you've built your own and would like to share please Email me!


Viewer Builds Page





 

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