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GrumpyGolfGuy

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09-08-2021 10:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question carving

For those of you who do power carving, how do you deal with dust control?

Chris

-- Give a someone a piece of wood, they'll make fire. Teach them to work with wood and they'll buy saws, hammers,planners, chisels, and more.


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JAAune

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#1 posted 09-09-2021 03:18 AM

Best method I’ve found is to make a DC hood from a cardboard box and place that next to the work. That only works well if the carving tool is throwing dust into the hood.

The alternative of using a downdraft table isn’t as good at catching the dust but it does help pull the fine down and away from a worker’s face.

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#2 posted 09-09-2021 04:09 AM

I built a sanding station running off my dust collector. It has a back, sides and top. You can fire up the Foredom with a 3/4” carbide burr and watch the dust drop and do a 90 off into the 24” deep, 30” wide station. I do all my sanding there, alleviating the need for a mask.

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#3 posted 09-09-2021 04:15 AM



I built a sanding station running off my dust collector. It has a back, sides and top. You can fire up the Foredom with a 3/4” carbide burr and watch the dust drop and do a 90 off into the 24” deep, 30” wide station. I do all my sanding there, alleviating the need for a mask.

- Kelly

Thats pretty slick. I may need to do something like this as I am starting to dabble in a power/hand carving blend

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#4 posted 09-09-2021 04:18 AM

The nylon over the top was just tossed there and is temporary, as it’s been for five years. I use the flex covering because I can stick long boards through and still take advantage of the dust collection, as I sand the part in the station.

Clear plastic, like painters plastic, would be good enough. The main thing is, force the air to be drawn from where you are sitting.

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#5 posted 09-09-2021 11:14 AM

I have my dust collector hooked to a bell mouth hood which is pointed at where I am carving. It does a great job of sucking the dust. I also have a wire mesh inside it to prevent it sucking the wrong things up.

I tried a down draft table but did not work as well.

Note: I am using a 5 hp dust collector so have very good signage and flow

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#6 posted 09-09-2021 11:39 AM

I do it outside, preferably on a fairly windy day.

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#7 posted 09-09-2021 12:15 PM

My wife’s Aunt does power carving in her home down in Florida. She has a set up that uses something that looks like a Dremel and there is a dust catcher that looks to be about the size of what we used to call a Boom Box. That sits on the table top something like this. but I have no idea what brand. Her home was clean a a whistle and she does beautiful carvings of birds and such.

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#8 posted 09-09-2021 02:31 PM

Duct tape a furnace filter to a box fan. It works

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#9 posted 09-09-2021 04:09 PM

I usually just position a fan to blow the dust away from my face, though if you are looking for a way to actually capture the dust, Controlfreak or Hairy’s approaches may be better.

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#10 posted 09-09-2021 06:55 PM

I also use a fan to pull dust away. I have a open air shop

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#12 posted 09-09-2021 07:56 PM

Don’t click the above link^^^^^jjmg first post

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#13 posted 09-10-2021 12:03 AM

Kind of interesting, when I consider that people in our carving class/club do power carving without regard for the rest of the people’s safety. They don’t sit at my table, but still…

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#14 posted 09-16-2021 07:53 PM

Combo of a downdraft table, and a wide mouth chute above get’s a good amount of it.


I use this. It works well. https://www.amazon.com/PSI-Woodworking-DC725-Portable-Collector/dp/B000REX1UU/ref=sr_1_2?crid=BYBTW69G5CWA&dchild=1&keywords=table+top+dust+collector&qid=1631215494&sr=8-2

- jjmg

It’s actually a link to an Amazon tabletop, dust collector, filtration unit. Griz has one just like it

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#15 posted 09-17-2021 05:03 PM



Don t click the above link^^^^^jjmg first post

- controlfreak


I see you live up to your name. And it would be jjmg’s first post.

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