This woodworkers list of free woodworking plans and projects features a collection of dust collection accessory devices and jigs that a beginner to moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer can build. The woodworking information found on these sites range in quantity and quality. Please contact individual web sites if you have questions about those woodworking projects.
To make the plastic blast gate housings self-cleaning, I clipped the closed corners, as shown, to give the dust a means of escape. The slight draft through the corner holes when the gate is open does not noticeably take away from the collectors power.
Growing concerns over health issues plus the constant layer of dust over everything in my shop led me to the project of building a DIY cyclone. This is a detailed account of the construction as well as some info that I think will be useful to those starting from scratch. I hope you find the information contained in this page useful.
The purpose of this site is to share what I have learned with other woodworkers about the hazards of wood dust and what I did to help protect myself and my family. This particular page steps you through the process I used to build a blower. A blower is a powerful high-speed device that if you build wrong could cause serious injury or damage.
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