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Project by David LaBolle posted 10-12-2015 06:58 AM 1165 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not “fine woodworking,” but the simple design does a wonderful job of knocking most of the dust and dirt off the shoes before entering.

To cut the notches the for the under supports I just cut slots in the boards an inch apart then popped out every other one with a chisel and hammer.

The slats on top do not have rounded edges so the sharp corner catches the shoe with more bite knocking off more dust.

I would recommend this simple design for beach houses where tracking in sand is a problem.

Still, I look forward to adding dust collection to my shop and cutting down on the huge amount of dust on the floor in the first place.

P.s. The pictures ended up sideways once uploaded here. How do I fix that?

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for





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Underdog

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#1 posted 10-12-2015 02:53 PM

If you’re uploading from a Windows PC, then double click the file to open it in Windows Previewer, and rotate it the right way, SAVE it, and then re-upload. If you’re uploading from a smart phone, rotate it in the photo editor, save, and re-upload. Sometimes I have to do this a couple of times to get it right because it seems the forum software gets confused…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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David LaBolle

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 05:23 AM

Underdog, I uploaded them with an iPad and Can’t find a photo editor in the uploaded on this site.

The original pics are oriented correctly. It’s only once they upload to this site that they end up sideways.

Strange.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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SuperCubber

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#3 posted 10-18-2015 11:22 PM

David, from an iPad, you need to crop the photo ever so slightly (or more if you like) before uploading it. That will take care of the orientation issue.

Nice doormat!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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David LaBolle

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#4 posted 10-27-2015 01:16 AM

Thanks

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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Roger

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 02:07 AM

LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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