Dust collection, Gates

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Project by James Lango posted 09-22-2008 10:20 PM 3880 views 16 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cant remember which book I got this idea from. Its a really easy and nice setup for building blast gates. Those cheap little black ones are junk, clog easily, and pretty expensive. All 1/4” ply, held together with some small bolts. Circle cut 2 holes just a bit larger than the pvc coupler pipe. Push the coupler in just far enough before any binding takes place when the gate rides in and out. Hold the coupler in place with a bead of liq nails. If you need the gate to ride a little smoother- just use some business cards as shims. They get a little tricky when it comes to mouting the whole thing on a wall, but they are fail safe when compared to the others i used.
Hope someone can use or improve on this idea..


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#1 posted 09-22-2008 11:41 PM

I built mine out of 3/4 sides and 1/4 hard board slider.

but these work graet.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#2 posted 11-07-2009 01:21 PM

Great idea! Saves money….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-07-2009 03:31 PM

It’s a blastgate that is. good job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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