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Making a DIY Cyclone Dust Separator for Your Shop

DIY Cyclone Dust Separator by Dan Clark

It turns out that making a cyclone dust separator is a fairly simple process, and the DIY version seems to work as well as a commercial separator. Small scale (shop size) cyclone dust separators typically attach to an intermediate tank (like a trash can or 5-gallon bucked) and separate the dust and large chunks of debris from the air being ... Read More »

Video: An Introduction to Stones in the Machine Shop

Barry Young (author of the “Norman Newguy” column) walks us through the various stones he keeps in his tool box. His stones range from rare Hard Arkansas to cheap dollar store stones. Barry not only discusses different stones and their uses, he also explains how to flatten badly worn stones, how to tell natural stone from man-made, etc. He also ... Read More »

Norman Newguy: Are You On The Level?

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by Barry Young Hello again readers. You have a gleaming green lathe, you have a solid workbench made just for it. Let’s put them together. This article will walk you through the process of leveling your lathe. First you must buy beer. Without beer you may have a hard time getting the guys to come over to help you lift ... Read More »