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  1. 28 oz Spring Loaded Peach Can DC Blast Gate

    Two 28 oz peach cans make the perfect 4" transition from pipe fitting to blast gate to flexible hose. The rest of the blast gate was made out of scraps laying around the shop. The spring loaded lever holds the blast gate in the open position. Nothing fancy but it works. I used a piece of a...
  2. Homemade Self Cleaning Blast Gate

    Homemade Self Cleaning Blast Gate I needed a couple of blast gates that could fit onto the Y of my dust collector. I did not want to use any of those plastic ones as they have problems in cleaning and leaking, so I decided to build my own. The type I chose to build was the self cleaning type...
  3. 6 Inch Pivot Type Blast Gates

    Inspired by designs on the YouTube videos posted below, I built my first pivot type blast gate for my 6 inch dust collection ductwork. A few cosmetic errors resulted from tweaking my first prototype but it won't be visible in the final installation. This gate is installed behind my miter saw...
  4. Blast Gates Because I didn't want to wait.

    I am in the process of building a sanding center for the shop. It is almost done and just waiting on the cash for the last machine to be added. In the process of working out dust collection, I decided on PVC plumbing for the machines, and recognized the need for blast gates. Since I couldn't...
  5. Wood blast gates

    I got the idea for this blast gate from Chunkyc. It is a 2 1/2" gate. This is the first one I built. I used 1/8" hard board and 3/4" plywood. I used 2 1/2" hose coupler for one side and 2" plastic pipe for the other side because I used 2" plastic fittings out of my separator. I cut one...
  6. Dust collection, Gates

    I cant remember which book I got this idea from. Its a really easy and nice setup for building blast gates. Those cheap little black ones are junk, clog easily, and pretty expensive. All 1/4" ply, held together with some small bolts. Circle cut 2 holes just a bit larger than the pvc coupler...
  7. Blast Gates and Manifold

    Blast Gates and Manifold While I've always tried to stay dust safe and clean in the workshop, I've recently overhauled the whole system and am very happy with the results. I took the plunge and bought a large cyclone and decided on some fixed ducts with blast gates to replace the single 10...
  8. PVC Dust Collection Blast Gate - self cleaning design with a detent feature

    I filmed the build on my YouTube Channel. Please check it out! Please like, share, and if you enjoyed the video subscribe! I recently added a Clearvue Cyclone dust collector to my shop. I plumbed it completely with 6" and 4" PVC piping. I needed a way to close off each branch to maximize the...
  9. Blast gate for shop vac - 50mm hose size

    Blast gate for shop vac 50mm hose size. Pictures: 1. Blast gate on drill press. 2. Making adaptors for 50mm hoses. 3. Gluing the gatehouse. 4. Spring loaded lock mechanism. 5. Gates (not Bill). 6. Gate mounted directly on machine. Just had a three weeks influenza, could hardly breathe, so I...
  10. Low Cost DC blast gates

    Where I live there are no Woodcraft shops or similar. You guys are lucky to have them! Many times we have to invent our own devices. This is how I made my DC blast gates. The wooden squares are ¾" plywood, hole size to suit pipe. I use 4" PVC piping from the building industry. The gates were...
  11. Shop Made Blast Gate for DC

    I made some blast gates for the sanding tools that sit on my miter saw station. It already had a couple of store bought gates, but I decided to make my own. They are working very well. I have more pictures and description in my blog located here. Hope you like them. Mike
  12. New Top for Old Friend

    Today I saw kleebro's Work Table/Workbench project and I saw that his design utilized something similar to a change I made to mine a couple of months ago. I decided that I needed to post an update to my original workbench. Initially I was going to replace the bench with an entirely new one with...
  13. Must be Spring

    This scrolled plaque was designed by Keith Fenton for Sheila Landry Designs and was cut from maple with plywood backer.
  14. Sliding Dust Manifold

    I needed a simple way to change between dust ports in my small, low-ceiling garage. It works great & was very easy to do. Hope you like. More photos & build details on my blog: http://lumberjocks.com/Navaar/blog/78026
  15. degoose made me do it

    Here's to you Larry. From the first time I saw the Lazy Larry spiral cheese boards, I have been fascinated. Obviously I stole the idea for my own selfish purposes. Incorporating the spiral into a piece that small was a challenge to say the least. I adapted Larry's band saw jig principal to use...
  16. Simple effective air blast gate

    Having read blast gate reviews, LJ projects, and researching the internet, I came up with my own design that appears to be uncommon if not unique. Rather than a push-pull gate, I developed a rotary design that seems to work well. One advantage is that it can't jam like the push-pull type due to...
  17. Blast gate

    I decided to condense two blast gates to one because right now they inconvenient to open and close. having them together right next to the shop vac on/off switch, should make thing easier. video on how i made them :
  18. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    This is a handy addition to a router table, a mobile dust port! click here to watch the video
  19. Focus on the Workspace
    I just bought the Laguna 1.5HP cyclone with two inlets. I picked up a "4 metal blast gate (Woodstock) thinking I could put it right on the inlet port and then attach my hose, but the blast gate is the same diameter as the port. Do I: 1. Run a short hose from the DC inlet to the blast gate and...
  20. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
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