SPECIAL OFFER: - Limited Time Only!
(The ad below will not display on your printed page)

Free Year + Free Gift! Order NOW and get 1 FREE YEAR of Wood® Magazine! PLUS you'll get our Great Projects for Your Shop guide instantly! That's 2 full years (14 issues) for the 1-year-rate – just $28.00. This is a limited-time offer, so HURRY!
(U.S. orders only) (Click here for Canadian orders)


First Name:

Last Name:





100% Money-Back Guarantee: You must be pleased, or you may cancel any time during the life of your subscription and receive a refund on any unserved issues – no questions asked. Wood® Magazine is currently published 7 times annually – subject to change without notice. Double issues may be published, which count as 2 issues. Applicable sales tax will be added. E-mail address required to access your account and member benefits online. We will not share your e-mail address with anyone. Click here to view our privacy policy.
Wood Magazine

10 Top Tips for Dust Collection


Trach can with fence
Good fence makes a better cyclone collector

After adding a garbage-can chip separator to my dust-collection system, I decided it would be easier to take the chips to the curb if I put a trash-can liner in the can. Oops! The first time I turned on the collector, it sucked the liner into the hose, rendering the system useless.

To remedy this situation, I fashioned a sleeve out of 2x4" welded fencing that fits inside the trash-can liner. I made mine an inch or so smaller in diameter than the bottom of the can to keep from damaging the liner as I insert the sleeve. When it comes time to empty the can, I lift out the sleeve, wiggling it from side to side. Then, I just pull out the bag, tie it up, and take it to the curb.
--John Rieger, Worthington, Ky.

Cyclone Dust Collector Woodworking Plan

Wood Magazine