Shop Built Air Cleaner

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Project by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB posted 12-20-2013 02:29 AM 3307 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was working on a project with white oak and was fuming it. I had some time to kill while that was happening and so I decided to add to the shop. I had been wanting to build the air cleaner for a while, but it was low on my list.

A more detailed discussion of the build can be found in this video I put together.

“MonkWerks: Shop Built Air Cleaner":

-- Fr. Thomas,

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#1 posted 12-20-2013 03:15 AM

great idea, thanks for sharing. I just replaced my shop furnace with a hot dawg heater and it just so happens now I have a perfectly good blower and motor to make one of these.

-- Take it apart to see how it works

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#2 posted 12-20-2013 09:31 AM

Nice job, I just installed on of these in my shop and was surprised how well it cleans the air. Should have done this a long time ago….. Enjoy!

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

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 05:30 PM

Good build.
I made one about 15 years ago from a house furnace that served a 2000 sq. ft. house. It is built into a floor cabinet with rollers and a usable work top that serves as my sharpening station. Because it rolls around I can move it closer to the work that is generating the air born dust and also use it to blow the heat from my wood stove around the shop. It is equipped with a dual filter system. The outer one is coarse and the inner one is fine.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 06:01 PM

That will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 12-22-2013 01:40 AM

Wondering what the noise factor is? I think it’s a great idea and I want to make one as well.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

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#6 posted 12-24-2013 03:05 PM

Thank you for all the positive comments. I’ve noticed, or I should say not noticed, as much of that fine dust that used to be over everything in the shop.

@hoosier0311, yes it can be quite noisy, but that is why I have multiple settings. I leave the highest on when it does the automatic routine in the evening and low when I am in the shop working.

-- Fr. Thomas,

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#7 posted 12-24-2013 05:29 PM

I need to build one of these. Thanks for the inspiration. Watched your video and subscribed, too. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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