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  • Dileon
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    If you need dust masks....they are going down in price, in fact, I would not be shocked if they go on sale due to overstock. As the pandemic mellows out they are not selling them. Might be a good time to stock up if they drop in price more. With the cost of everything else major going up the last few months...be worth consideration.

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  • Brian T
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    That's OK. As the thread grew and grew, I realized that a search for "dust" would miss it completely.

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Brian , sorry for the Type Error , will be more Careful in the Future . Merle

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  • Brian T
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    Thanks, Claude. This is a big long thread about dusts and masking, not one to miss in any search.

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  • Claude
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    Thanks, Brian - I try to correct the ones that would prevent the search engine from finding the thread...

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  • Brian T
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    As the sun goes down, use a "dusk" mask, I could care less.
    In my shop, a "dust" mask is quite important on "dusty" days.
    I've waited long enough for a Mod to make the correction.
    Bad spelling tarnishes the forum.

    I'm not immune to misspellings but I catch what I can.

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  • Claude
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    I use a milk jug like Brians, also. Plus, right behind the drill press is a vertical fan that blows the fine stuff that escapes the milk jug away from me. Plus my 3M canister mask. Since I work in an open garage most of the time, I don't bother with my Jet 1000 air filter. When I have to work in the garage in the winter with the big door closed, the Jet helps keep the airborne dust controlled.

    Claude

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Brian , looks like a Good Set Up .

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  • Brian T
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    Here's the business end of the ShopVac with the milk jug "horn" at the end. Main thing is htta it keeps the shop air clean. Outdoor winter make-up air at -30 is really chilly in the shop!
    Dirtystonesmall.jpg

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Brian , that's the Dust that I'm Concerned also and the fit of this Mask on my Face fits to keep out that Dust and that's why I like it . If it can keep out Germs it keep out Dust . I find that I use it more than I used my other Masks , less Hassle . Thanks Brian for your Input . Merle

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  • Brian T
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    As a rule, I don't sand my carvings very much at all. Maybe little parts but that's it.
    For me, the dust issue is from cutting and shaping abalone shell for inlay decorations.
    My ShopVac with the "plaster fines" bag is very good. The plastic jug work area at the end of the hose catches everything. The junk big as sand grains I don't care about. It's the dust like smoke that curls up off the grind stones that I control.

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  • Merle Rice
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    They are all good Practices and the most Important thing is to keep Dust out of your Nose and Mouth and if what you are doing and Works , don't stop . If you are not Wearing anything to keep out the Dust , Find nd use something . Merle

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  • Ferry80
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    Originally posted by Brian T View Post
    What do you do with the dust hanging in the shop air? That's my concern.

    Plus, I can't stand everything in a shop under a layer of dust that should have been collected.
    I use a plaster fines bag in my ShopVac. Run times are maybe 10 minutes, 15 at the most.
    To avoid dust in the air, you can make a downdraft table. For small projects you can use a medium size tupperware box.
    drill holes in the lid, or drill holes in a piece of pliewood and place it on the lid.put a hole in the side to putt your vacuum cleaner hose in. Seal all the parts so it is airtight. And it is good to go. It is not fancy but it gets the job done. Lots of variations to look for on YouTube. For me it works fine. It is small enough to storage and put on a table or on your lap. I think it is great when you use powertools.
    oh and do not forget to put the power on of the vacuum.

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  • Randy
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    I sit in front of a filtered dust collection box and if I am doing a lot of heave rough out I hook the 4” hose from my canister dust collector to the bottom of a tray for power carving over and with my ceiling unit on. And I ware a dust mask. Not that I am paranoid. But all that equipment was a lot cheaper than the week I spent in the hospital do to a reaction because of having inadequate dust protection when I started and now I am old and dealing with a bit of copd. It just seems like the thing to do.

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  • Merle Rice
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    Gave the Mask a Good Test for the last Week by Power Carving and created a lot of Dust and I got to say that little Mask does the Job, it works . I get covered with Dust and not a Bit gets past the Mask . I forget that I'm wearing it . I'm not trying to convince anyone to stop wearing what they are using and that this Mask is better , I'm just saying if you are not wearing a Mask and you should be but the Price is a Problem , this Mask will work for you , it sure Impressed the Hell out of me . I find that I wear it more than my other Masks . I never wore a Mask when I ran my Bandsaw , I do now since I got this Mask , Hassle Free. Merle

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