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Project by ClayandNancy posted 717 days ago 2895 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started making some blast gates for my Clearvue DC. I got some plumbing done but still have a few runs to make. It’s work on the DC, do a project, shop vac the mess, do a project, shop vac the mess, work on the DC and so on. That’s a bookcase/cubby for our churches daycare. Can,t wait to hear that DC fire up.





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MonteCristo

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#1 posted 717 days ago

Interesting ! One thing I have nopticed with some blast gates is that they will pack dust in the grooves the gate slides in. This seems to happen a lot with plastic gates, especially when they are closed so that the dust can not escape. Are yours open at the far end so that this doesn’t occur ?

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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ClayandNancy

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#2 posted 717 days ago

I have heard that too so I drilled 2 1/16 of an inch holes in the corners to allow for air flow

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jcoop

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#3 posted 716 days ago

would love some more detail, like how do you attach the pipe to the wood. Is that masonite that you are using for the blade?

thx
John

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ClayandNancy

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#4 posted 716 days ago

Yes the gate is 1/8” hardboard. I used the hardboard with two layers of blue tape to space the body halves apart. The pipe is held in with some small screws and some clear silicon.

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eddie

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#5 posted 716 days ago

very cleaver ,may give this a try thanks for sharing ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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TimWood

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#6 posted 716 days ago

I made one of these….1/8 plexiglass as a gate. Worked great. good build…lots cheaper too!

-- Tim Harrelson

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 716 days ago

Nice job, should serve you well.

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

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ClayandNancy

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#8 posted 716 days ago

Thanks everyone, I’ll be glad when it’s finished, tired of pushing a broom and lugging the shop vac around.

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BillyJ

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#9 posted 716 days ago

Very nice. Do you intend to enclose the DC? It makes such a difference using a dedicated DC. Hope you enjoy the Clearvue as much as I do. Good job.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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ClayandNancy

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#10 posted 716 days ago

BillyJ Not sure on enclosing it, I’ve heard she’s pretty load, so I’ll make that call later.

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#11 posted 716 days ago

Very nice, do you have a problem with static elect., with pvc?

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BigTiny

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#12 posted 714 days ago

Here’s an idea; take the time to finish the DC before doing any more projects. The time saved by not having to do the broom and shop vac bit will pay off fast.

Paul
being creatively lazy

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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ClayandNancy

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#13 posted 714 days ago

Hey Big Tiny good to hear from you. Finish the DC first that would be to easy.

ArtB On my last DC I had 4” PVC and had no problem

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#14 posted 675 days ago

Whenever possible it is best to put the cyclone or DC unit outside the shop. I built a simple lean-to out of T1-11, lined it with foam on the inside to repress the sound. The blast gates are a must at each machine so that all the
machines have dust removed at the source. Great post.

-- Denvy, Tualatin, Oregon USA

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