Blast Gate Remote Opperator

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Project by ChunkyC posted 01-07-2012 02:54 AM 3097 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m in the process of a shop reorganization and Dust Collection efficiency improvements. You can follow along in my blog if you’d like.

Part of the re-org is changing how the DC hose get routed to the table saw. In order to rout it the way that I want too, I needed to move the blast gate under the table. Not the best place to put a blast gate for access so I made a remote operator. Made from Red Oak and Walnut scraps and 1/4×20 hardware. Works just a good as I was hoping for, GREAT!

One added bonus, with the gate closed, no more fishing out the dropped arbor nut!

Also a big THANK YOU to Nbeener for all of your help and input!



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#1 posted 01-07-2012 03:27 AM

The infamous Trap Door Maneuver, huh ?

Beautiful. Your back will thank you !

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 03:28 AM

Great idea Chunky.well done.

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 03:33 AM

Very clever.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 12:35 PM

why didnt i think of this?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 05:03 PM

Now that is using Your head and not Your back ! will keep this in mind when adding dust collection as the shop grows, thanks for sharing !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#6 posted 01-07-2012 06:17 PM

Very clever!

And here I was thinking that I was the only one who dropped the arbor nut down the hose!

-- 73, Bob

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#7 posted 01-07-2012 07:00 PM

Slick !!! I like it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 01-07-2012 10:09 PM

Well done

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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#9 posted 01-08-2012 05:09 PM

A very elaborate design for a simple task that is hard to remember .
Well done !


-- Kiefer

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