With just a few finishing touches to complete for router table and finishing Band Saw Fence, I can get back to Air Quality Projects in the shop. Came up with idea to convert the left and right side cabinet spaces on out-feed table into ground level air filtration systems.
Originally I was considering having intake vents on a ground level ducting to HF DC. However, that seemed more complicated that the benefit of having a single collection source. Still focus on having a downward flow for dust collection. Having filtration system close to one of the greatest dust (not chip) generators in my shop seems like a no brainer. My revised idea is to use several box fans and a series 20”x20” filters to capture and clean air close to where the dust is produced.
—Additionally, I’d been watching Marc Spagnuolo’s video on air quality. Liked his multi-approach strategy: Dust Collector, Air Filtration, Shop Blower, and Dust mask…maybe overkill but as he put it: If I’m wrong about the hazard, I’ve just made the area more pleasant to work in. If I’m right, I’ve taken good steps to keep myself health. I had considered the Trend system from dust mask, but keep hearing that it doesn’t last to long. So I went the 3M 7000 route that Marc uses. I’ll see how this works out this winter as I have to work in my shop with the doors closed.
-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"