Shop Made Blast Gate for DC

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Project by MT_Stringer posted 07-01-2015 09:45 PM 1272 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made some blast gates for the sanding tools that sit on my miter saw station. It already had a couple of store bought gates, but I decided to make my own. They are working very well.

I have more pictures and description in my blog located here.

Hope you like them.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 07-02-2015 05:28 AM

that is a good ideal nice work.

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#2 posted 07-02-2015 08:05 AM

Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 07-02-2015 08:30 PM

Hi Mike
those are nice blast gates and should serve you well …
I built a couple a few years ago, and they work well, ... but … after spending three hours to build one, and the value of the wood I decided to pay the $4.00 for the plastic ones. (I did make mine out of the scrap bin, but that wood has value too).
These wood blast gates are a great skill builder.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 07-02-2015 08:56 PM

Great work! I like your design. I too made my own as I could find nothing matching my specifications, Click for details

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#5 posted 07-03-2015 12:43 AM

I tested a piece of wood on the 4 inch belt sander. The dust collection is a definite improvement over nothing. I still wear a mask when I am sanding.

I have the HF dust collector on the other side of the garage. It is hooked up to the table saw via 4 inch wye. The other connection is for a flexible hose that I connect to either the router table, planer or drum sander or the joiner. Gotta leave walking room in between, thus two separate systems.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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