Air Quality #8: OutFeed Table Upgrade and Dust Masks

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Blog entry by bkseitz posted 10-12-2016 09:04 PM 1655 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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With just a few finishing touches to complete for router table and finishing Band Saw Fence, I can get back to Air Quality Projects in the shop. Came up with idea to convert the left and right side cabinet spaces on out-feed table into ground level air filtration systems.

Originally I was considering having intake vents on a ground level ducting to HF DC. However, that seemed more complicated that the benefit of having a single collection source. Still focus on having a downward flow for dust collection. Having filtration system close to one of the greatest dust (not chip) generators in my shop seems like a no brainer. My revised idea is to use several box fans and a series 20”x20” filters to capture and clean air close to where the dust is produced.

Additionally, I’d been watching Marc Spagnuolo’s video on air quality. Liked his multi-approach strategy: Dust Collector, Air Filtration, Shop Blower, and Dust mask…maybe overkill but as he put it: If I’m wrong about the hazard, I’ve just made the area more pleasant to work in. If I’m right, I’ve taken good steps to keep myself health. I had considered the Trend system from dust mask, but keep hearing that it doesn’t last to long. So I went the 3M 7000 route that Marc uses. I’ll see how this works out this winter as I have to work in my shop with the doors closed.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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#1 posted 10-13-2016 05:02 PM

A bench top dust collector/air filter would be just the thing for when I take the router out f the router table and wind up with dust and chips all over the shop. A couple of holes in the bench top (melamine) and I could use some of the space underneath the bench as the chip and dust collector. The air filter hanging from the ceiling certainly pulls dust out of the air but something a little closer would be so much better…..... Thanks for the idea…

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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