|Workshop by jetguy19||posted 02-22-2013 03:07 AM||850 reads||0 times favorited||3 comments|
107 square feet of mid-apartment spare bedroom. It’s just enough space for my tablesaw and workbench with a hanging tool cabinet, miter saw in a dust hood, and the HF dust collector wedged in the closet with a furnace filter installed in the door.
I laid particle board down on the floor to protect the carpeting. For lack of floorspace I decided to build up. Dust control was an important consideration forcing me to build a hood for my miter saw. When not actually in use it sits on my scrap box. With the saw out of the way I can use the hood for sanding projects. Instead of a single dust port behind the saw area I opted for a long slot along the base. The false back in the dust hood acts as a plenum. Dust is either sucked straight through the slot or it settles and I sweep it in with my hand. Since the DC and hood are both hooked up to my DC without blast gates, I seal the hood when I use the tablesaw with a piece of 3/4” ply across the slot. The slot is hidden behind the plywood strip in the pictures. As for the closet, I had to figure a way for the air sucked into the dust collector to escape the closet. I figured a vent would be best, but while I was at it I might as well put a filter in there. Running my dust collector acts as a whole shop filter. Even if I’m pulling only half the rated volume through the DC, it still turns my shop over once every hour. That’s not a whole lot as far as filters go but it’s not too shabby in a 10×10 room. Having the DC in the closet insulates the noise. It’s quite barable to work in there.