Midges Dust Extraction System - the blog

Bit of an update:

I haven’t mowed the backyard for a bit, but I think at last the reno is finished and I can get on with all those little maintenance jobs… like trying to find the back yard for starters:
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And the shed’s a bit tidier, some of the gadgets are actually connected to the dustie too, but it’s OK it’s not finished. Lots of junctions to make and adapt.

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Currently working on getting the 250mm dia exhaust to go out via two 150 pipes. Nothing like making an MDF transition to brighten up a Sunday afternoon.
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@bitingmidge damn Id give anything to greenery like that. Drier than a ?? down here.

For those interested in dust extraction, Ive been gaining info from Dust Ex page on the WWF and placed an order with Perth outfit Pipesonline, they gave me a special deal on freight and if Id bought locally spent at least twice what they charged me including freight.

@tonto said in Midges Dust Extraction System - the blog:

@bitingmidge damn Id give anything to greenery like that. Drier than a ?? down here.

Photoshop!

For those interested in dust extraction, Ive been gaining info from Dust Ex page on the WWF and placed an order with Perth outfit Pipesonline, they gave me a special deal on freight and if Id bought locally spent at least twice what they charged me including freight.

AS you can see I’m pretty much sorted, but am making 6" fittings for the machines.

What’s the latest on BellMouths at WWF - is anyone making 'em for sale?

bell mouths for sale…I wish but no the wankers…all talk

OK, so I keep going on the fibreglass versions then!

That workshop is far too neat, have you had MP doing inspections?

@cliff-rogers said in Midges Dust Extraction System - the blog:

That workshop is far too neat, have you had MP doing inspections?

It’s a problem when it’s part of the house… and that’s the untidy bit. I’ve made a hat rack or two, and sorted my “bits” drawers too…

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Who is the Midge person?

Just had a look at the earlier photos in this thread, realised that the shed is just a zillionth of the work I’ve done on the house and got so tired I had to have a lie down.

That IS far too clean.

I recently bought a couple of metal folders/benders (a pan brake and a press brake) and had to re-organise and clean up the shed to fit them in. I easily filled a 3m3 skip, but it now looks a lot better.

I really should take a photo before I mess it up again.

(WARNING NSFW:- Contains “Découpage”)

Quite possibly the last bit of progress for the year:

Remember that dust sucker transition I built from MDF (see above…)? Well I couldn’t be bothered bogging and fairing and sanding and painting and making it pretty, so in a nod to the other country I live in, and to all whose limps are as wrist as mine, I found what I think is an altogetherly nicer solution.

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Somewhat bouyed by the success of this one, I’ve decided to have a crack at making a couple of transitions in Papier Maché.

Watch this space… (coming much later).

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Oh, and I got my meagre collection of turning tools ready for action as well - thanks to the wonder of the mighty IKEA magnetic knife rack, and a bit of leftover floor ply.

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OMG he’s turning into a Frog, a bloody “pastiche” air extractor schute, cut back on the snails mate before it’s too late.

Ha, ha, ha … that’s a classic … well done. :D

You should post that on the WWF and start a trend.

@joker said in Midges Dust Extraction System - the blog:

You should post that on the WWF and start a trend.

Just marking my time… I have the mould for a 6" connection to the jointer complete, and the first half of the papier mache dried - second half is about to happen then we’ll see if it assembles OK… if that happens, 6" bellmouth mould is next! You’ll see it here first, but watch out for the rainbow unicorn revolution on the WWF dust collection thread - might make it a Christmas present for them! :D

Well done Midge. I particularly like the interesting contrast between the quotidian mood of the IKEA magnetic rack and the overtly sinister menace of the garrotting wire hanging from it. Should be enough to send the WWF into conniption spasms.

That parting tool (?) is out of alignment and the ends of the rolls of abrasive are not square.
Get a grip man…

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