Love Andys sculpted boxes,HATE THE DUST!

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Forum topic by gfadvm posted 01-20-2011 05:52 AM 1002 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2011 05:52 AM

Sculpting wood must be an outdoor sport! But it was 8 degrees today.My shop is a disaster! Andy must have

a better dust collector on his hand grinder than I do!Does anyone have any suggestions?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 07:56 AM

Go on out. The shivering will give you unique patterns that no one will be able to duplicate ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 04:16 PM

I bought a cheap box fan and put a furnace filter on the intake side. When I grind, I do it next to the fan, which draws alot of the dust into the filter. It’s not perfect but it cut down alot of the dust. I also saw online somewhere that you can buy a bag, similar to a DC bag, for these fans.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 04:46 PM

For something that small a downdraft table connected to your DC should take it all away, particularly if you try to direct the dust stream leaving the grinder in the correct direction.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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