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Old 01-14-2018, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default Work Shop Air Cleaner

I started to buy one of the commercial air cleaners, but decided "I can build that..."

I have an old chest of drawers that has been collecting dust for about 20 years, most of the drawers are long since gone, so I decided to use it as the housing.

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I started by gutting the left side, removing the drawer guides etc. Once all that was removed I glued, screwed and caulked in some plywood in order to reinforce and make the interior as air tight as possible. Cut and mounted some simple plywood 1/2" strips to act as cleats for the filter.

Called an HVAC friend of mine and he had a pulled furnace blower in good shape he'd let me have. Luckily, the chest was a perfect fit. and the left side was 1" thick oak laminate for mounting.

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Mounted the blower unit, cut the exhaust port hole and added a 6x8" register, picked up a 24x24 filter (will be adding a MERV later). Some wiring, and finished it of with a timer switch.

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I will likely use this top of this chest as a sanding station and maybe add another smaller recessed filter. For now, it does a great job of sucking fine dust that I used to breath.

I plan to build some new drawers for the right side.

She ain't too pretty but, his thing moves some serious air in my 28x20' shop. The fan exhaust will make for good circulation this summer too.
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:43 AM   #2
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That's a great idea. I hate breathing fine dust. Cedar and red oak kill me.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:00 AM   #3
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Looks good
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:17 AM   #4
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That's a great idea. I hate breathing fine dust. Cedar and red oak kill me.
Step on up to Ipe! That stuff is brutal. Cool build!
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:08 AM   #5
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After just a couple days in service, from the looks of the filter this thing may be a life saver.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:48 AM   #6
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:23 PM   #7
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Thats a cool build. Always cool to re-purpose stuff into something useful. Heck of an idea.
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:11 PM   #8
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Great job. I have been thinking about something like this but more of a sawdust collector for heavier stuff.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:32 PM   #9
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Great job. I have been thinking about something like this but more of a sawdust collector for heavier stuff.
You might be interested in something like this.

https://www.oneida-air.com/inventory...RoClyEQAvD_BwE

This is on my short to do list. Working out where to run hose and blast gates to anything that produces saw dust.
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