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    For you turners

    ok i dont have a spinny thing yet but i do have the desire in the future, so i am trying to get the right space and DC for one. if you folks have seen my layout .skp file in a earlier post i was thinkun of puttin it next the double doors that open to the wood storage room. the door would open against it. i know those critters make alot of chips when you get them workin right. so my question is ,,would a port in the floor near the lathe be sufficient? and then the room needed for one would be? just rough idea would be helpful steve .A has a old oliver that is around 58" long and he said around 18" deep so in my mind i could put the tail towards the dbl doors and let the door open against when needed, while workin on it i would have the doors closed so would that be ok to do so in your opiion.. stu you dont count you do things in a shoe box already i need more room than that. thanks for the help.
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    larry....my little Jet VS Mini with an extention sprays a 6-7' wide area with curlies and saw dust........it's about 48" from the head stock to the end of the bed extention......You couldn't have too many or enough DC openings around it.

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    When I get a lot of wet curlies, I tend to sweep and scoop them up manually instead of sucking them into the DC. If I suck up too many long wet shavings, they tend to wad up in a ball around the impeller blades. I do use the DC with a Big Gulp scoop for sanding, and it works pretty well, except when I use the air hose to blow out the inside of a hollow form. That tends to shower the area pretty good. I also use the Big Gulp when I'm turning dry wood. It doesn't catch a lot of the chips, but is does create an airflow and gathers most of the dust.
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    Actually Larry, the old Oliver measures 54" in length, 24" in width with the added electronic box.....sorry if I typed in the numbers wrong when I sent you the PM.
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    thanks guys, sounds like i might be better off sweeping ,,i remeber mr C sayin that wet shavings arent good on DC because of CLOGGIN. so the postion should work i think.. naw steve i just wrote it wrong close is good please dont beat me master
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    Larry, you got a coal shovel

    Seriously, that is about the best thing I've found, after the shoveling, a broom.

    For sanding sand such, on DC port is enough, for that it works well!

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    My DC system. I need to use it one of these days.
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    Larry I just use one of those old wheat shovels. Steve knows what I am talking about. They will scoop a lot of curlies.
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    My kids clean up the mess for me. Who knew that they would think that it is fun.

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    looks like

    the shovels have it,,will have to see if i can talk steve A outa one he dont use them anymore well maybe he does for his corn burner...
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