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Project by ClayandNancy posted 08-07-2012 04:14 PM 3628 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started making some blast gates for my Clearvue DC. I got some plumbing done but still have a few runs to make. It’s work on the DC, do a project, shop vac the mess, do a project, shop vac the mess, work on the DC and so on. That’s a bookcase/cubby for our churches daycare. Can,t wait to hear that DC fire up.

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#1 posted 08-07-2012 06:22 PM

Interesting ! One thing I have nopticed with some blast gates is that they will pack dust in the grooves the gate slides in. This seems to happen a lot with plastic gates, especially when they are closed so that the dust can not escape. Are yours open at the far end so that this doesn’t occur ?

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 08:01 PM

I have heard that too so I drilled 2 1/16 of an inch holes in the corners to allow for air flow

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#3 posted 08-08-2012 02:25 AM

would love some more detail, like how do you attach the pipe to the wood. Is that masonite that you are using for the blade?


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#4 posted 08-08-2012 02:39 AM

Yes the gate is 1/8” hardboard. I used the hardboard with two layers of blue tape to space the body halves apart. The pipe is held in with some small screws and some clear silicon.

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#5 posted 08-08-2012 07:12 AM

very cleaver ,may give this a try thanks for sharing ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 08-08-2012 11:32 AM

I made one of these….1/8 plexiglass as a gate. Worked great. good build…lots cheaper too!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#7 posted 08-08-2012 11:36 AM

Nice job, should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 08-08-2012 01:01 PM

Thanks everyone, I’ll be glad when it’s finished, tired of pushing a broom and lugging the shop vac around.

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#9 posted 08-08-2012 01:06 PM

Very nice. Do you intend to enclose the DC? It makes such a difference using a dedicated DC. Hope you enjoy the Clearvue as much as I do. Good job.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#10 posted 08-08-2012 01:22 PM

BillyJ Not sure on enclosing it, I’ve heard she’s pretty load, so I’ll make that call later.

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#11 posted 08-08-2012 03:25 PM

Very nice, do you have a problem with static elect., with pvc?

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#12 posted 08-10-2012 01:44 AM

Here’s an idea; take the time to finish the DC before doing any more projects. The time saved by not having to do the broom and shop vac bit will pay off fast.

being creatively lazy

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#13 posted 08-10-2012 02:40 AM

Hey Big Tiny good to hear from you. Finish the DC first that would be to easy.

ArtB On my last DC I had 4” PVC and had no problem

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#14 posted 09-18-2012 03:16 PM

Whenever possible it is best to put the cyclone or DC unit outside the shop. I built a simple lean-to out of T1-11, lined it with foam on the inside to repress the sound. The blast gates are a must at each machine so that all the
machines have dust removed at the source. Great post.

-- Denvy, Tualatin, Oregon USA

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