|Project by Cory||posted 03-06-2009 04:35 AM||10305 views||71 times favorited||9 comments|
This was the direct result of seeing some things that you guys have made and thinking…..I should do that, too. I got the squirrel cage blower from an HVAC contractor for free and had the MDF just laying around. I bought a switch and an extension cord and voila….
I mounted three air filters in the cabinet: one on the exhaust and two on the intake. I was going to do something fancy to hold them in place, but I got impatient so I’m just using friction. Seems to be working pretty well. I also turned the cabinet vertical and mounted it on casters. It’s just too heavy to carry around, but now I can move it right to where I’m working easily.
It’s amazing how much dust this thing removes. I have cheapo filters in there for now and they grab a ton of stuff. I know it doesn’t replace DC, but it’s better than nothing.
Thanks for the idea, guys!
Ps. I know my joinery is all over the place and the cabinet itself isn’t very pretty. I was practicing on some stuff and it’s just a shop cabinet, right? I’m sure that as my skills get better I’ll laugh about how bush league this thing is.
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