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Blast gate for shop vac - 50mm hose size

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Project by mafe posted 03-25-2015 12:31 AM 2538 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Blast gate for shop vac
50mm hose size.


Pictures:
1. Blast gate on drill press.
2. Making adaptors for 50mm hoses.
3. Gluing the gatehouse.
4. Spring loaded lock mechanism.
5. Gates (not Bill).
6. Gate mounted directly on machine.

Just had a three weeks influenza, could hardly breathe, so I thought it was time to kill the dust in my shop.
Since I moved to this shop I always just moved the hose from one tool to the other, this also means sometimes not doing it, since I am really a human, or in other words; make mistakes and are sometimes more lazy than rational.
But to set up my dust system again I needed some blast gates, since my number of tools have a tendency of growing…

Here link for a more detailed blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/53393


View on YouTube
This time even a small video. ;-)

Thank you to our LJ buddy GlassImpressions, he made a sexy spring loaded detail I could not resist on his gates.

I made a splitter a long time back, just had a question about it on youtube, so I’ll leave the link here:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/26481

Hope this can inspire to take control, at least dust control, think the rest will just happen.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





10 comments so far

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peteg

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 02:08 AM

No store bought stuff for this Guy, just love your passion to do it for yourself mads, that way you get exactly what you’re after, fabulous mate
Cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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kiefer

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 02:17 AM

That will work and should help with the dust getting out of hand just remember to open and close them as needed .
I need some with a solenoid because I usually open them when I am done using the machine .LOL
Also like the video just great .

Take care Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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mafe

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 04:23 PM

Yes Pete I like it self made, the chance to create and be creative ohhh yes and then it’s almost free when we have time for it. ;-) Only problem is that I can only blame me, when it don’t work… Smiles.
Klaus, Open and close what? I’m not sure I remember what this post was about…
Yes it would be wonderful if they could just do it by them self.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Volund

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 07:38 PM

Add a relay and you can start and stop your DC when you open the gate! Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

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Jerry

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 07:41 PM

Wow, 10,000 posts in 1937 days. You must be one of the most prolific Lumberjocks around. I really like these blast gates, very creative.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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mafe

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 10:02 PM

Hi Jerry, I should have a medal… I sometimes feel ashamed that I don’t get the time to answer, but guess you are right I have taken my share. Thank you, I had no idea I made so many posts.
Volund, yes I would love that relay, it is on my wish to do list…
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 03-26-2015 08:22 PM

Great job, Mads. I love self built tools, too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Todd Swartwood

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#8 posted 03-26-2015 11:04 PM

Mads,
I built a few blast gates a few weeks ago, I hate the plastic ones and can’t afford the molded aluminum ones.
Your look as if they work nicely, mine are building up with sawdust and then don’t close all the way.

Have a blessed evening, and have fun making dust, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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stefang

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#9 posted 04-02-2015 12:52 PM

Good use for a blast gate Mads. I have a couple I never used and I might use one for my drill press. Thanks for the tip!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#10 posted 04-02-2015 02:06 PM

Hi there,
Mike, I just added a piece of thick wire to the hose on the drill press. like this it stays in the desired direction.
Todd, I hope they will stay clean here and if not they are easy to clean. The alu / ply version I made quite some years back never had any problems… Perhaps that’s a better version.
Jim, yes that do makes us smile more when we use them.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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