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Updated Dust Collection #2: Blast Gates

04-27-2016 07:53 PM by Redoak49 | 2 comments »

With the updated system, I needed 6” blast gates for my shop. I was not very happy with the metals ones and the price of them. So, like others, I decided to make my own. For the gates, I would need to have one side be able to mate to the SDR35 6” wyes that I was using so this required a securely fitting the 6” pipe. In addition, I needed to be able to make accurate slide parts and various inlet parts. To do this, I made several templates which were sized to produce the appropriate sized holes accurately and in the right place so they would mate properly when assembled. I made the templates using a scroll saw and an oscillating spindle sander. The various templ...

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