So I guess mounting the filter on top would have simply been too tall for his shop. I'm not a huge fan of his, but I tend to believe him when he says the setup works well. I think I'll still do what I can to mount the filter and bag on opposite sides of the chamber, as intended.
This is exactly the question I have. I don't understand if it's supposed to work better, worse or the same. I have all of these things already, and I guess it just looks like it's wrong to have it set up this way. You can't trust every youtuber to know what they are talking about. The guy made a nice jewelry box.. Doesn't mean his way of doing the dust collector is a good idea. Hence my post.
I'm literally actively planning the same thing, down to the Super Dust Deputy, the Wynn, and trying to figure a way to mount it to the wall to save space. I've watched this video and I still don't understand why he mounted the filter and the bag under the round piece instead of how it was intended. I don't see the benefit. Other than that, I'm very close to doing a very similar thing.
The stubby cyclone isn't a Clearvue, but it's a Oneida that is purpose built to retrofit cheap 1-3 HP units and it is very well reviewed. All said and done, this setup will be in the $500 range, not counting any fixed piping. That's a bit daunting considering you are still left with a harbor freight dust collector, but it's still cheaper than comparable off the shelf units.
Apparently there is a Rikon impeller that fits the HF unit perfectly, too, that noticeably increases suction.
Another option Cliff.... check out this one with a freestanding frame, his original idea was just attached to the wall and I like it better, but he thought the motor was too heavy.
Since you mentioned your just starting out.Im thinking just cutting square pieces are going to be a challenge.Adding miters to the corners is even harder.
Are you going to use prefinished plywood.
You don't mention what tools you have.
I can make a nail hole very hard to see in most materials.But I haven't needed to do that since I bought a Domino.Hint Hint