D C Control Box

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Project by khop posted 1631 days ago 2268 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Dust Collector Control Box I made for two new tools I hope to be buying soon. I ran a 5” line down the post and connected two 4” blast gates to it. I made the control levers on top and labeled them for when my memory gets worse. I made similar ones for my jointer and router table. It was fun to engineer and fabricate the parts for this project. I am waiting fior the Grizzly Christmas cataloge to come out next week. Maybe I can get them on sale or better yet, free shipping. I will update my shop pictures after all has been done. Thanks for looking,

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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#1 posted 1631 days ago

Wow You can’t miss those controls good job, kinda looks like the star ship enterprise.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1631 days ago

Great idea. Get prepared for Santa to be good to you:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 1631 days ago

Outstanding switch! Nice job.

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#4 posted 1631 days ago

Wonderful idea and very nicely done. Looking forward to seeing more.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 1630 days ago

Looks GREAT, can’t wait to see it in action!!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#6 posted 1630 days ago

You’re my kind of man. Ain’t got the tools, but the accessories. Sounds like me. Guess I’ll build this on the porch in preparation for my future shop for my future tools.

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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#7 posted 1630 days ago

Ah, Dust Collector. Working on boats, I was wondering what you needed to control in your shop that was Direct Current…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#8 posted 1622 days ago

I am glad to see you are serious about dust collection. Me too. How about posting some shots of the interior of your blast gate design?

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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#9 posted 1487 days ago

I like that, looks professional

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#10 posted 832 days ago

I’m with Abe Low, I’d like to see pictures of the interior of the box and how you fabricated them.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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