|Project by CarterR||posted 10-13-2014 04:11 PM||2870 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
I will start this by stating I do not know how effective this is at cleaning the air for my lungs. I built this to capture most of the fine dust that floats around and falls on any surface long after a project is over. To protect my lungs I wear a dust mask. That being said I built one of these in the past and it is very effective at keeping the shop clean.
I got this design from Sandor Nagyszalanczy’s book Woodshop Dust Control: A Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Own System
I used leftover scraps of 3/4” ply to make the box. It is made to fit a 12” X 12” Air Filter. The box is joined with pocket screws. The fan is a Dayton and is 665 CFM. I bought mine on ebay, but they can be found on Grainger.com.
Here is a photo of the parts ready to be assembled
A Dry Fit
Some large circle cutting action
I first had to set up my circle cutting jig on the bandsaw
I then used the circle that was cut out to mark the center and to create an outline for the rough cut with the jigsaw
After that I used the other part as a template to clean up the circle on the router table
Next is assembly time