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Dust Chamber

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Project by highlander33 posted 02-22-2019 03:52 PM 697 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I’ve been making these Tables , it’s been a frustrating job trying to keep the table top free of dust after the final pour , I couldn’t count the amount of time that I’ve spent using tweezers picking out the dust particles that almost look like little snow flakes and then using my heat gun to settle the epoxy back into shape before the top hardens to a point of not being able to do that anymore. That’s might not seem like a important thing to worry about , but after spending the last 3-4 years milling, drying , routing , sanding and everything else that goes along with making these tables , it almost seems like an injustice to have dust particles that probably no one else notices , but me , are there. It even tells you that you should pour the epoxy in an dust free environment , well all you lumberjocks out there who have a shop to work in , know that you do everything in your shop , like I do. Dust is part of the shop. So I decided to make a light weight mobile dust chamber that even rolls around . I put it into use for the first time last night , to my surprise it worked even better than I could hope . From what I could tell 95 + % of the dust was stopped.





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sawdustjunkie

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#1 posted 02-22-2019 04:13 PM

I would suggest taking a spray bottle with water and spray the floor down before you pour. That way you won’t be kicking up any dust from your movement when pouring. It’s just another step to minimize any dust that you kick up with your feet. Just my 2 cents worth!

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#2 posted 02-22-2019 09:48 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 02-23-2019 01:58 AM

Clever solution.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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