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Shop Projects #1: Air Filter

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Blog entry by BrettGoodermote posted 10-02-2017 01:15 PM 835 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of the downsides to a small attic shop is the crazy amount of dust in the air. I have some windows I can open while it is nice out, but even that only has a limited effect. After browsing the internet I decided it was time to make an air cleaner. I did not want to make a major investment in a fan, and the typical box fan was just not powerful enough in my opinion.

We use a Lasko Wind machine in the living room and bedroom and these fans are GREAT!! I happened to catch an end of the season sale at my local big box store and nabbed up two for $15 (down from the $45 I paid for the bedroom unit), 1 for the living room and 1 for the shop.

Being a “shop” project I am all about function over form and in this case, it really shows, HAHAAHAHA.

After about 4 design changes though I came up with a version I like and gave it a good run last evening while making a few things. This thing works great. While I know I need to get the big stuff up with the shop vac and a good old-fashioned sweeping, this thing really pulls all the fine particles out of the air. It does not hurt that it creates a lot of much-needed air movement at the same time!!!

Over time I will either share my existing shop projects or just ost about new ones as I make them.

If you are interested in seeing how this scrap pile turned shop project was built please check out the video


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For more videos about what I am up to in the shop, you can also check out my YouTube channel

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-- I am here to learn and share. Please feel free to check me out on YouTube as my channel grows @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCffNPBDEoC9phrSH5f-7_0w



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Nbeene

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 07:27 AM

That turned out good! I just finished my air cleaner and it defiantly helps in my shop. I hooked it up to a chirstmas light timer so I can set it to turn off a few hours after I leave my shop. I went with a 3 filter set up and will probably switch the fan to a squirrel cage blower for more air flow.

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 12:23 PM



That turned out good! I just finished my air cleaner and it defiantly helps in my shop. I hooked it up to a chirstmas light timer so I can set it to turn off a few hours after I leave my shop. I went with a 3 filter set up and will probably switch the fan to a squirrel cage blower for more air flow.

- Nbeene


That came out great! We are debating adding 1 or 2 more in the future. We just wanted to get this up and running to help cut back on the dust as soon as possible.

I had not thought of a timer!! I actually have one hanging around that I may try out.

I did a test video the other night while running this for the first time. While I love the dust collection the noise is very loud while filming. I may have to run it either between shots or after I am done…

-- I am here to learn and share. Please feel free to check me out on YouTube as my channel grows @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCffNPBDEoC9phrSH5f-7_0w

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