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Clean Air for my Shop! Dust Air Filter.

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Project by OregonBurls posted 11-15-2011 12:37 AM 3065 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Under $100.00! I got this fan from Northern tools and the filters from Walmart. Just built a box around it and for the slots and the hole for the fan I used my CNC. But even without the CNC it was simple. I need simple. the filtering surface is 40×30. It is hard to believe what I have been breathing. This filter catches a lot of dust. It cycles more air than one of the store bought ones. Just wanted to share uncase someone else wanted to biuld one.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 12:57 AM

Now thats a filter!!!! Hope all is well you coming to Southern California soon?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 01:48 AM

For all of us who live on fixed Income..that is great idea…

-- http://www.WoodworkerJerry.com

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 02:05 AM

That must move a lot of air.
How is the noise from the fan?
I did something similar at almost “0” cost. We replaced our old furnace in the house and I salvaged the squirrel cage blower out of the air handler section of it. It circulated heat for a 3000 foot house so it moves a lot of air. I built a box around the blower with a doubled set of 25” X 1” filters (outside one coarse and the inner one fine) on the intake side. The outlet blows across my wood stove and does double duty circulating the heat. When the filters get dirty I take them outside and blow them out. About once a year I put new ones in. It has been working great for 15 years. I imagine most heating contractors would be glad to let people have the blowers out of the air handlers they replace at little or not cost.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-15-2011 02:16 AM

Very cool idea Greg. I always knew you were very creative in all that you do.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 11-15-2011 02:17 AM

Thanks, I have that same fan!!! I will get to work this weekend building one!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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OregonBurls

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#6 posted 11-15-2011 02:18 AM

Great Idea! My fan is not noisy at all. but you dont want to sand behind it in winter even if it circutlates the hot air.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#7 posted 11-15-2011 02:20 AM

That must be some wind tunnel effect! Efficient and cheap is not a bad way to go!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 11-15-2011 04:24 AM

How do you keep projects / pieces from getting pulled into the filter? That thing is HUGE.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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OregonBurls

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#9 posted 11-15-2011 04:52 AM

It is large enough to where it does not do that and got enough flow to take all the dust. I love it!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#10 posted 11-15-2011 05:20 AM

That should help !

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 11-16-2011 12:17 AM

Was there a yard sale at Paul Bunyon’s house? What a fan!

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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OregonBurls

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#12 posted 11-16-2011 12:30 AM

It does get all the dust. I think that there is more dust in my house than in my shop! Maybe I should bring it to my house a day a week! LOL

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#13 posted 11-16-2011 12:36 AM

Wow.

When you lit that thing up, MY shop got cleaner !!!

-- -- Neil

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OregonBurls

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#14 posted 11-16-2011 12:44 AM

I think this is the solution to world polution! Ooo I got a rhyme

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#15 posted 11-16-2011 12:47 AM

Big dust filter with big fan for big wood guy!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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