|Project by tinnman65||posted 07-08-2012 12:49 AM||4130 views||12 times favorited||11 comments|
I’m trying to get a handle on the dust in my shop so after viewing a number of shop made air filters on this site I decided to build one myself. I’ve had the fan and motor just siting in the basement for years so that was free, I think the only thing I bought for this project was a couple sheets of OSB and a box for the on/off switch. It started as just an air filter that was going to be mounted in the air but because the fan & motor were so big it would just be to big to mount in the ceiling ( I found this out after building the box to fit). Well I used it as a floor air filter for a few months and realized with a little addition to the top I could turn it into a downdraft table. I enclosed the top and intake sides and put some pegboard on the top. I also made a sliding door for the intake side in case I want to use it as just a plain old air filter, just pull up the door. I made it the same height as my table saw so I just parked it behind the saw and use it as an out feed table. If I have to I’ll change the table saw height and screw a removable sheet of hardboard on the top if it needs it for the out feed. Now I can justify having this big thing taking up a large amount of precious real estate in my shop. So far it seems to be working great. Thanks for looking.
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