10 Top Tips for Dust Collection
Here's a quick-and-easy dust-collection blast gate
Here's a dust-collection blast gate you can build quickly and easily without spending much money. First, cut all the pieces from 1/4" Baltic-birch plywood and bore the 4 1/2" holes, as shown, with a circle cutter. Then, glue and clamp the plywood spacers to one of the 7x7" plywood pieces. Now, cut a 4" section of PVC cold-water drain coupling in half and epoxy the coupling halves in the 4 1/2" holes, flush with the inside surface of the plywood.
When the glue and epoxy cure completely, assemble the two halves of the blast gate with glue and brads. Now, slide the gate into the gate housing and connect your dust-collection piping to the PVC couplings.
--Eugene O'Hara, Independence, Mo.
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