D C Control Box

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Project by khop posted 11-01-2009 01:43 AM 2554 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 11-01-2009 01:47 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 02:05 AM

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

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 11-01-2009 07:17 AM

Outstanding switch! Nice job.

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 01:01 PM

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 04:28 PM

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 11-01-2009 05:57 PM

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 11-01-2009 05:57 PM

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 11-10-2009 07:19 AM

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 03-24-2010 03:50 PM

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 01-08-2012 03:24 PM

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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