How-To:  PVC pipe vacuum dust separator
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Instructables user neorazz has posted a tutorial on how to build a dust separator attachment for your shop vac. It is described as “cyclonic,” which it may or may not actually be (see the comments), but it does, apparently, work quite well at separating out the heavier bits of flotsam (which end up in the bucket) from the actual dust (which goes on to the vacuum).

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