|Project by Trev_Batstone||posted 01-25-2012 10:28 PM||6162 views||15 times favorited||26 comments|
I realize that this type of dust filter does not eliminate a commercial dust filter system for collecting sawdust at the source of power tools (which I hope to acquire soon), but never the less I wanted to make a box fan dust filter to collect fine airborne dust in my small shop. I bought this box fan on Craigslist a couple of days ago, and purchased a 20”x20” furnace filter at Home Depot and finished the project this morning. I installed the eye bolts to the metal box on the complete opposite side of where the speed control knob is, so that the unit would actually hang upside down. This enables me to easily reach up to turn the fan on or off. The bottom of the box fan when hanging is high enough to clear my head when walking about, but low enough to reach the control switch. The eye screws in the ceiling are screwed into ceiling joists so that there is no danger of it to come crashing down. Total cost of this project was about $22. Time will tell if it works, but even if it is not effective in collecting fine dust, I will have a cooling fan for the shop during the hot summer days. Thanks for looking.
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