|Project by TheBarrister||posted 12-31-2010 08:00 PM||8238 views||6 times favorited||20 comments|
This is a little project I threw together in about 2 hours using some scrap luan, pine, and a very old but fairly powerful kitchen vent fan that was removed from an old house in a kitchen remodel 20+ years ago. For ease of joinery I just made it rectangular, with a slanted board inside that directs the air towards the 12×12x1” filter on the side. As you can see from the photo of the filter (I vacuumed half of it to show the difference) it does collect quite a bit of dust that escaped my vacuum. The filter fits snugly into the opening – there is a smaller frame behind it to support the filter, and the hinged door clamps down tightly on top of it to hold it in place.
It’s held to the ceiling by some scrap shelving supports that have been leaning against the wall for 20 years.
Total cost: $1.50 for the filter.
If I had to do it all over again (and I may) I would make it much smaller, perhaps in a triangular shape with the flat side up, the fan on one side (aimed towards my workbench) and the filter on the other. But hey, it works like it is.
-- Mangling good wood since 2005.