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Project by mdzehr posted 12-31-2019 03:12 AM 1152 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shop Air Filter/Sanding Station/Outfeed Table with adjustable height rollers. It has a 4 speed HVAC squirrel cage blower, with a 1” reusable filter in front of a 4” Merv 12 pleated filter. The rollers are adjustable so that it can be used as an out-feed table for my table saw, band saw, or planer. The right side of the roller is also micro adjustable to adjust for any variance in floor levels.
Next step is to make the top a torsion box with perforations to have it more readily evacuate the dust from the sanding operation.

The blower motor can turn over the air in my shop in less than five minutes. It is amazing how well it clears out the dust from the air.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA





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Spaltedcherry

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#1 posted 12-31-2019 04:12 AM

Cool machine!

-- Gotta love wood !

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mdzehr

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#2 posted 12-31-2019 04:14 AM

Thanks! Works like a charm.


Cool machine!

- Spaltedcherry


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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JackinNac

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#3 posted 12-31-2019 07:02 AM

Great idea, are the rollers pvc pipe?

-- When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed they are not it

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mdzehr

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#4 posted 12-31-2019 11:33 AM

Hi Jack,
Yes. 2” Schedule 40. I turned 4” maple plugs for each end, bored a 1/2” hole in the center, chiseled out a recess to hold the head of a 6”x1/2” hex head bolt, then epoxied the bolt in place. The bolt is only partially threaded the last 1.5” so that the smooth shaft runs through a R8-2RS sealed bearing housed in a homemade plywood pillow block that is mounted on the adjustable riser arm and held in place with a 1/2” lock nut.

Thanks for your kind comment.


Great idea, are the rollers pvc pipe?

- JackinNac


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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oldrivers

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#5 posted 12-31-2019 12:35 PM

Looks a thought you have a good design on very useful M/C congratulations on a job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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mdzehr

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#6 posted 12-31-2019 12:37 PM

Thanks!


Looks a thought you have a good design on very useful M/C congratulations on a job well done.

- oldrivers


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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lew

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#7 posted 12-31-2019 03:14 PM

Awesome piece of multitasking equipment, Mike!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 12-31-2019 03:21 PM

GR8 idea i would not have the room for it GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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mdzehr

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#9 posted 12-31-2019 03:25 PM

Thanks Lew! I can’t believe the improvement in the air quality in my shop.


Awesome piece of multitasking equipment, Mike!

- lew


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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mdzehr

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#10 posted 12-31-2019 03:28 PM

Thanks Tony! I’m quickly running out of space as well and can’t quite visualize how to easily resolve that issue without commandeering the living room. :)


GR8 idea i would not have the room for it GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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woodetal

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#11 posted 12-31-2019 03:50 PM

Small work space is the multi-tasking fuel for innovation. You nailed it. After leaving my dream shop, I now have what I have—three car garage that is home to two cars until I drive them out and take over the space. Mobilizing and de-mobilizing and the clean up eats up time. You appear to have answered workspace surface and air quality. I have a Norm Abrams style mobile torsion box that doubles as a work surface and outfeed table. I just finished up an attached outfeed to the TS. So now the mobile table is space that can be used as a multi-function air cleaner. Where did you source the HVAC parts? Grainger has everything. Big box? Nice work and inspiration for a project and upgrade to my workspace.

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mdzehr

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#12 posted 12-31-2019 04:03 PM

I really lucked out. Our church had to replace an 15 year old HVAC unit and the blower motor was the only salvageable part. The property manager knew that I was in the market for a unit and gave me a call letting me know that it was available.


Small work space is the multi-tasking fuel for innovation. You nailed it. After leaving my dream shop, I now have what I have—three car garage that is home to two cars until I drive them out and take over the space. Mobilizing and de-mobilizing and the clean up eats up time. You appear to have answered workspace surface and air quality. I have a Norm Abrams style mobile torsion box that doubles as a work surface and outfeed table. I just finished up an attached outfeed to the TS. So now the mobile table is space that can be used as a multi-function air cleaner. Where did you source the HVAC parts? Grainger has everything. Big box? Nice work and inspiration for a project and upgrade to my workspace.

- woodetal


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 12-31-2019 04:20 PM

Great idea. Multi purpose tools are the best.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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mdzehr

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#14 posted 12-31-2019 04:24 PM

Agreed especially in a small workspace. Thanks Dave.


Great idea. Multi purpose tools are the best.

- doubleDD


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#15 posted 12-31-2019 05:30 PM

Man, I was thinking of one of those roll around little blower carts like Jay Bates made on youtube, but what an awesome idea to just stick it under an out feed table! Nice!

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