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Forum topic by Larry posted 11-14-2006 04:43 PM 2336 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-14-2006 04:43 PM

Boy – being new at this – I learned a new lesson very fast. Building a tool board for a friend I used my router to cut out the pattern. I had two vacuums going and thought all was well. Wife came into the shop and screamed at me – as I was routing out the board and totally blind as what was going on – I looked up and to my amazment – could not see for all the dust that I was creating in the air. Yes – I took alot of it into my mouth- nose and lungs. Now for the past three day – have been sicker than a dog – a good – no great – air filtration system is a MUST. Your health is worth much more than the cost of a filtration system. In fact my doctor bill would of paid for the system. Bummer!!!

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 11-15-2006 08:48 PM

You better start shopping around.

By the looks of your shop you have just about everything a man could ask for.

I just revamped my ductwork, because I moved some tools around. I had plastic pipe, but switched to metal. I also installed new blast gates with switches built in to turn on the DC.

I bought my DC from : I didn’t buy an expensive one but works great for me.

I also have a JET air filter, & an electrostatic filter on my furnace that works great.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 11-18-2006 12:33 AM

Thanks Dick. The JET air filter system is going to be a must for me. Think that will be better for breathing and also will get rid of some of that lingering dust that is always around.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 11-18-2006 07:05 PM

Larry what were us using to build the tool board? The first time I cut up a bunch of particle board I had some irritation…and I don’t react well to walnut. I know people react to different woods or the many chemicals we use so it might not be just the dust. I also have a box of dust masks (the expensive ones) and a spray mask that filter the air.

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#4 posted 11-19-2006 04:37 PM

It was the same thing. Particle board – except it looked to be very fine. It was a product from where this person worked – I think. I just need to be more careful. I was very close to the router – like inches away – no mask – and have yet to have the air filtration system in the building. My fault. Live and learn. I just did not think it was going to put off that much dust. Being an old amateur – I have to learn the hard way. By the way – your interview was very interesting. You have a great talent.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#5 posted 08-16-2015 06:22 PM

my new band saw,

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