I’m new here at LJ and I wondered why “Healthy Shop” wasn’t a topic of discussion here…maybe I just missed the discussion?
As we all know there are hazards in the work place. The hobby shop is no exception. Lose your health and you lose a lot.
I first read here about the Dust Deputy collection system to reduce dust in the shop. I checked out their prices and thought “If this was made in China, it would be $20!”
Being the cheapskate that I am – AKA frugal, I started researching how to make one for my self.
What I have learned:
First off, health issues. Bill Pentz has done the work. All we need to do is learn from his experience. He says DO NOT trust the claims of some of the popular cyclone manufacturers!
Here is a nicely compiled chart from Bill Pentz of each type of wood and its effect on ones health:
http://www.billpentz.com/Woodworking/Cyclone/WoodToxicityTable.cfm and a discussion on
From the ‘wayback’ machine, how to build your own http://web.archive.org/web/20010724162940/http://www.mgsweb.com/woodworking/cyclone/minicyclone.htm
Here is another site I found.
-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I