Low Budget Cyclone Dust Collector

I just finished assembling a Cyclone Dust Collector that I found on Thingiverse. It’s essentially a Dust Deputy clone that is printable.

This thing isn’t a print for the faint of heart, since it comes in three pieces (plus the inlet/outlet pieces) and has to be glued or epoxied together if you don’t have a 3D printer with a tall Z axis. To give you an idea of what to expect, I used my little Chinese Prusa clone and it took me about 30 hours to print at 45mm/s.

I epoxied the three pieces together, cut out a plywood support ring with my MPCNC and screwed it to a 5 gallon bucket lid with some M6 bolts and nuts. I was going to wait 24 hours to test it since the epoxy is supposed to cure for a day, but ain’t nobody got time for that. It appears to work! I vacuumed up some sawdust from cutting the plywood ring and there is sawdust in the bucket. I will do a more thorough test after I clean out my shop vac tomorrow.

Veni, vidi, vici!

pics: https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/kFslYQTXUrm2biJXoR5dxkS1ruQH9GEH8lCTYqRllIW
3-Piece Cyclone STLs:http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2104717
1 Piece Cyclone STLs (if you have a really tall printer):http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2018105
Parametric Vacuum Attachment Scad: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1285949
Plywood Ring: See attached file(s); I used 1/2 inch plywood.

CycloneLidRing_021917.zip (565 KB)

Pretty cool. Wish the dust deputy had that ramp at the top. Some heavier stuff will just spin and spin at the top. Also, throw your bucket into another bucket. I’ve collapsed 3 or 4 of them now.

Thanks for the double bucket tip! I seem to be perpetually in need of a 5-gallon bucket, so I got an extra one this time.

The second one keeps the first one from deforming enough to collapse.

About half way down.

Looks like you also had trouble with the lid. Is there anything I should do to prevent unnecessary loss of lids?

Cool shop, btw. I wish I had a setup like that. I’m still living in denial, thinking that I will be able to park my car in the garage at night and have a functional workshop at the same time.