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    I just got back into wood carving , when using a dremil it creates a lot of wood dust . What do you use as a dust collector ? I'm looking to make some kind of work station using a shop vac or vacuum cleaner, looking for suggestions .

    Chris

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    Lots of products out there. I seldom use power but have a WEN two stage. Whatever you choose I suggest it meet the HEPA standard or be exhausted outdoors. It’s finer dust that does the damage to your lungs. So a shop vac vented to your work area just redistributes the worst of the dust. MTCW.

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    Ed
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    • #3
      You may want to do a search for dust filters. Several good threads already out there.
      Ed
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      • #4
        My late Christmas present to me is the desktop Grizzly dust filter with two fans...runs around $175.00. If I had more room in my shop, I would try and build a downdraft table with a 1HP wall mounted collector.

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        • #5
          A while back I "just " had to get a bigger unit, so I invested in a big 2 stage hang on the ceiling Wen dust spreader. Yeah it works for some dust but blows the stuff all over the garage, . I am thinking I should have vented it to the outside so it would not circulate the air. What a mess.. Go to a small unit that is a sucker next to your bench and gets the dust away from you and wear a mask. My 2 centavos..
          Chuck
          Chuck
          Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tbox61 View Post
            My late Christmas present to me is the desktop Grizzly dust filter with two fans...runs around $175.00. If I had more room in my shop, I would try and build a downdraft table with a 1HP wall mounted collector.
            tbox61, I did make a real simple one 3 years ago that sits on my old bench , a rectangular unit 4" high 20" long and 15" wide, I used the tool hanger board that has all the 1/4" holes for a top, with a slanted insides so the debris would slide down towards the vac hole. I attached my shop vac in one end. Worked Ok .. I should go back to that.. Disadvantage was that shop vac was noisy. I have a downdraft for my soapstone table . Take care
            Chuck
            Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

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            • #7
              Chuck
              That is exactly what I was thinking of building , will give it a try , thank you .

              Chris

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CW308 View Post
                Chuck
                That is exactly what I was thinking of building , will give it a try , thank you .

                Chris
                and Chris if you need more sucktion, you can cover part of it with a piece of cardboard. I made mine out of 1/2" ply but 1/4 is just fine.. Just glue the heck out of it.
                Cheers
                Chuck
                Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

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                • #9
                  Thanks again Chuck
                  I have 3/4" play , will post when I complete . Be Well

                  Chris

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                  • #10
                    I always use a dust collector when power carving. I made one out of scrap plywood and a blower motor salvaged from an old fireplace insert. It has a replaceable filter and you can double-stack filters if you want.

                    I also wear one of these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MCV43K..._t1_B001DD3GN6

                    Using a shop vac is better than nothing, but I would need to wear ear protection as well, as they are too noisy for me.

                    ....Dave
                    Old carvers never die... they just whittle away.
                    www.shellknobwoodcarvers.weebly.com

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                    • #11
                      Dave,
                      Very nice work station . I do wear a dust mask and safety glasses, thank you for sharing and again that dust collector is a beauty.

                      Chris

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dave.keele View Post
                        I always use a dust collector when power carving. I made one out of scrap plywood and a blower motor salvaged from an old fireplace insert. It has a replaceable filter and you can double-stack filters if you want.

                        I also wear one of these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MCV43K..._t1_B001DD3GN6

                        Using a shop vac is better than nothing, but I would need to wear ear protection as well, as they are too noisy for me.
                        Also a nice sharpening and honing station in the background. Dit you build it yourself?
                        Jos
                        Belgium

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jderijcke View Post

                          Also a nice sharpening and honing station in the background. Dit you build it yourself?
                          Yes. Built that in 1980. I'm currently working on a document (which I'll post on this forum) on how I make this one:

                          ....Dave
                          Old carvers never die... they just whittle away.
                          www.shellknobwoodcarvers.weebly.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dave.keele View Post

                            Yes. Built that in 1980. I'm currently working on a document (which I'll post on this forum) on how I make this one:
                            Hi Dave, I'm looking forward to seeing your write up on the sharpening station. Looks like you took a lot of care in thinking it through and putting it together!

                            Mike

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dave.keele View Post

                              Yes. Built that in 1980. I'm currently working on a document (which I'll post on this forum) on how I make this one:
                              Looking forward to read it.
                              Jos
                              Belgium

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