Healthy Workshop #1: Dust Hazard

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Blog entry by RonPeters posted 07-30-2010 07:22 PM 1663 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m new here at LJ and I wondered why “Healthy Shop” wasn’t a topic of discussion here…maybe I just missed the discussion?

As we all know there are hazards in the work place. The hobby shop is no exception. Lose your health and you lose a lot.

I first read here about the Dust Deputy collection system to reduce dust in the shop. I checked out their prices and thought “If this was made in China, it would be $20!”

Being the cheapskate that I am – AKA frugal, I started researching how to make one for my self.

What I have learned:

First off, health issues. Bill Pentz has done the work. All we need to do is learn from his experience. He says DO NOT trust the claims of some of the popular cyclone manufacturers!

Here is a nicely compiled chart from Bill Pentz of each type of wood and its effect on ones health: and a discussion on

From the ‘wayback’ machine, how to build your own

Here is another site I found.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 07:54 PM

Welcome to LJ’s Ron. There are actually plenty of discussions on “Healthy Shop”, but they are usually on the forums instead of blogs. If you search for Air Filter, Dust Filtration, Cyclone, dust control, dust mask, etc. you should be able to find some.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 08:37 PM

A good respirator is important! I was really lazy about cleaning my respirator so I went with disposables (N95 rated) and I have had 2 major allergy attacks from what I think is breathing in too much dust.

-- helen

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 09:03 PM

healthy shop also means safty in the shop
and they is alot of blogs/forum about those things
every spectre of the isue from accidents with pictures of the result
over dust/fire explotions to dust control and airfiltraytion


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#4 posted 07-31-2010 08:58 AM

Isn’t there a song with the words “Young Dumb and Stupid”, that was me. I know I’ve shortened my life span considerably from dust exposure over the years. Thanks for the great links RonPeters.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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