LumberJocks

Dust Collector Series #7: Building the containment

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Martyroc posted 905 days ago 5728 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Working on the overall height Part 7 of Dust Collector Series series Part 8: Lower containment almost complete! »

Well here we are again and we have made some progress, sadly I was trying to do this all of recycled lumber but I needed what I didn’t have and could not wait, (wife said finish that thing already, you have projects to do that I need). That being said I used some 2×4’s that were never used before, so add $8.00 to the total cost which brings us to $8.00.

The container still needs the sides cut and installed, and I am pretty sure my table saw is in the shop somewhere under everything. Once I dig that out I can craft the sides and the drawer. I put the drawer slides in, just some maple I had left over from my Kitchen remodel and a lip on the top for the drawer to seal to. I found some garage door weatherstripping I had leftover from sealing up the garage door that I will use to get a good seal around the drawer.

I made the container as big as I could, but I have ceiling constraints and a spot in the workshop already picked out for where it will sit.
But they say a picture says a thousand words, so here’s a couple thousand words.

This was to double check the height once I had the bulk of the carcass completed

Next I added the rest of the supports

Then the drawer slides, one on each side and 2 on the bottom

Then the face were the drawer would butt up against

And here is a mock up with the cyclone on type

As always any Comments, Suggestions, and Constructive criticism is welcome.
Thanks for looking

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.



6 comments so far

View RussellAP's profile

RussellAP

2944 posts in 911 days


#1 posted 905 days ago

This definitely needs to have a dragon burned into the side when you are finished with it. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2708 posts in 930 days


#2 posted 905 days ago

Hi Russell, I was thinking flames but I like the dragon idea, maybe a dragon spitting flames, NOW WE’RE TALKING!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View Greg..the Cajun  Box Sculptor's profile

Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

4976 posts in 1932 days


#3 posted 905 days ago

Truly amazing Martin. I have seen alot of jigs and tools made of wood…but this is totally unique and creative.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see you make the ductwork out of wood also…possibly bamboo.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

View Phatmat's profile

Phatmat

17 posts in 912 days


#4 posted 905 days ago

If I didn’t know any better id swear you knew what you were doing!!! it really looks great!

-- " Some people are like a Slinky - not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2708 posts in 930 days


#5 posted 905 days ago

Thanks Guys, enough time and money and I would try a car next, just not sure how well a combustion engine made of wood is gonna work out, LOL ;-)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View ValindaBolton's profile

ValindaBolton

1 post in 904 days


#6 posted 904 days ago

Building a containment area is not complicated, but is labor intensive and requires the proper materials.

Kitchen Cabinets

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase