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Air Filter w/first dovetails

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Project by jap posted 01-21-2013 06:50 PM 1366 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woodgears version of a shop air filter http://woodgears.ca/dust/air_cleaner.html made form an extra fan. Except the motor frame is not hung by inner tubes. I just screwed my frame in. I hung it over the workbench/tablesaw area, because most of my time working on small projects are spent there. I’m sure it would also work well over a lathe, as it would blow down clean air over you. Also this is my first project with hand cut dovetails, as i thought it would be good practice.

-- Joel





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 01-21-2013 07:20 PM

Looking good! Nice job and great to have and help in the shop.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 01-21-2013 09:52 PM

Where is the intake , on top ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jap

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#3 posted 01-21-2013 11:02 PM

^yes

-- Joel

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 01-22-2013 04:04 AM

Do you have another filter on top , or is all of the dust getting sucked through the motor / impeller and blown against the filter? All of my factory units filter the air before reaching the fan / motor, and exhaust clean air : )
No offense , just seems to be a little bassackwards.
All of the dust will be on top of the filter and in the box when you have to change it , or even check it , as you can’t tell how clogged it might be getting from the ground.
Might become a fire hazard.
After a while , when the dust starts caking up the filter , the fan blowing on it will just redistribute the dust.
It looks as though the dust will have to circulate up into your rafters before being drawn into the filter, and with the downdraft , it might keep the dust in the air longer. Just sayin’ : )

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kiefer

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#5 posted 01-23-2013 04:08 AM

Is the air flow the way it was designed or did you do this for a reason .
I would change it to a up flow and add a diffuser at the top ,makes more sense to me .
The dove tails are nice and should make it sturdy and it looks very nice .

-- Kiefer 松

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jap

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#6 posted 01-23-2013 01:13 PM

Thanks for the suggestions, i may turn it so that it blow at sideways and add a pre-filter.

-- Joel

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 01-24-2013 11:17 PM

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 02-18-2013 04:14 AM

Look’s great.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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