My Homemade Cyclone or My Version of
the Thien Separator Lid with Baffle
I purchased a 5/8” dowel and cut it into 3 6” pieces. The pieces need to be the exact same length. I used a center finder I purchased from www.Grizzly.com. Grizzly has the best price for this type of center finder. I believe it was about $8 compare to other places selling it for $15 or more.
After marking the centers of each end of each dowel, I made starter holes on both ends of each dowel. I want the screws to be centered.
I set the baffle aside and glued in the dust collection fittings. I used a silicone but hot glue can also be used.
After the silicone dried I screwed the dowel, lid and baffle together. The elbow is set approximately an inch above the baffle.
Once everything was assembled I attached it to my dust collector.
I cleaned both the cloth and plastic dust collection bags to test everything out. The suction is great and much better than the Veritas® Cyclone Lid I had earlier. The Veritas lid didn't’t work at all for my trash can. This would be strong enough to set up a complete dust collection system. I’m still working on that.