Hello Fellow LJ’s, I am coming into the home stretch on this monster, just sealed up everywhere I could so the unit is air tight. You will be happy to know, I did a preliminary test with an small HF DC and the chips and sawdust ended up in the bottom and not in the bag connected to the outlet of the DC. I still need to install the locks on the bottom drawer and the weatherstripping for the inside to complete the airtight seal I am looking for.
The next step is to design the filter for the outlet, and I am currently working on a design for that. It will be based on what filters I can get locally and at a cheap price that will not be discontinued. I am toying with an HVAC system filter style box, maybe just a square box mounted on the side with a filter on both sides and a clean out (Smaller box on the bottom). I will need to purchase the DC first so I know the measurements I have to work with. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Russel Pisciotta a fellow LJ buddy had recommended a dragon painting on the unit, which beats the flames I was going to paint on it, so I will combine the two with a fire breathing dragon. If anyone comes across something in that realm that might look cool please post the pic in here. I will take the best elements of every pic and design something that will work.
The DC I have now is 900CFM and only 1HP even with that I get a good air draw, I cant wait to see the 2HP 1550 CFM DC that will be the motor that runs all this.
I put the unit on wheels since I have been moving it around while I work on it But I will most likely remove them when it finds its final resting place in the corner of my shop.
Any questions, comments, suggestions, constructive criticism, (that’s the only one I will read, there is too much damn negativity as it is, please don’t add to it)
Enjoy the pics :-)
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.