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The dusty area (some [[Workshop Dusty Area|project background]]) is where most sawdust-generating in the workshop area should take place. This is to prevent this dust getting to more sensitive equipment, such as laser cutters (obviously) and metalwork machinery (mill, lathe) where sawdust could attract damp and cause rusting.
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The dusty area is where most sawdust-generating in the workshop area should take place. This is to prevent this dust getting to more sensitive equipment, such as laser cutters (obviously) and metalwork machinery (mill, lathe) where sawdust could attract damp and cause rusting. It is the main woodworking machine shop for the hackspace and houses its most dangerous tools.
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==History==
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For some project background see [[Workshop Dusty Area fit]].
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==Dusty Area Should Not Be Dusty==
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Each tool has extract associated with it or can be quickly configured with one, look around for the vacuum and dust extraction equipment and hoses which may be shared between equipment.
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The Area is intended to isolate those activities that generate high volumes of airborne particulates and noise from the rest of the workshop environment, Normal protective equipment should also be worn, dust mask, hearing and eye protection or a face shield for some activities such as the woodworking lathe.  
  
 
== Looks Like ==
 
== Looks Like ==
[[File:Dusty area main.jpg|640px|frameless]]
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[[File:New dusty area.JPG|400px|frameless]]
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[[File:Dusty Area Downdraft Table Portatable sanders.JPG |400px|Downdraft table (swich on front under tp frame) and Portable Sanders frameless]]
  
Below are some photos of the main tools within the dust area.
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==Tools==
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Popular tools:
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*[[Oscillating Bobbin Sander]]
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*[[Kity Table Saw]]
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*[[Bench Sanders]]
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*[[Pillar Drill]]
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*[[Planer Thicknesser]]
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*[[Scroll Saw]]
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*[[Wood lathe]]
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*[[Thicknesser]]
  
<gallery>
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{{Paragraph Tool List}}
File:Dusty area workbench.jpg|Woodworking bench with a pair of vices
 
File:Dusty area wood storage.jpg|Storage for small offcuts of wood which may be useful for others
 
File:Dusty area table saw.jpg|Table Saw
 
File:Dusty area sander.jpg|Belt & Disc Sander
 
File:Dusty area mitre saw.jpg|Mitre Saw
 
File:Dust area wood lathe.jpg|Wood Lathe, currently out of use, see the [[Wood_Lathe_Pledge| Wood Lathe Pledge]] for plans to buy a new one.
 
File:Dust area bandsaw.jpg|Floor-Standing Bandsaw with dust extraction unit fitted
 
</gallery>
 
For now, the area simply ''contains'' the dust created. Sweeping up and vacuuming is still necessary, ''as is'' the wearing of breathing-protective masks (available in the Safety Equipment area), easpecially when working with more hazardous material such as MDF and plywood.
 
  
A rack holds the main ''dusty tools'' for use in this area, others and accessories such as sanding sheets are contained within large stacking plastic tubs. [[File:Dusty area tool rack.jpg|640px|frameless]]
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==Maintenace==
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Machine bases, under bench areas including the table saw, require periodic vacuuming to keep the place clean and reduce fire risk, of-cuts can be taken to the red bins on Roden Street using trucks and wheeled hoppers available, normally in the workshop.
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The base and blade chute of the table saw can be accessed via the LHS panel which is on thumb screws, check the condition through the window on the panel using the provided lamp.
  
== To Do ==
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==Extraction==
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The [[Blast Gates - central dust extractor]] is used to focus the extraction system's suction.
  
Install sawdust / chip extraction for installed tools and air-cleaning equipment.
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[[Image:Gated Dust Extractor.jpg|150px|link=Blast Gates - central dust extractor]]
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==Plans for the dusty area==
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As of 2018, The woodworking team expanded the area into was sheet storage doubling the size of the dusty area. increasing the space around the table saw e.t.c.
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== To Do==
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Sanders will be arranged in a line thus allowing better dust extraction from the fine particle dust extractor (green P&J)
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Blast gates will be fitted, and an automatic system for the extraction is being considered to ensure it is used.
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AIr filtration will be looked at possibly using one of the centrifugal blowers from downstairs, hopefully, this will reduce the amount of airborne dust and help prevent the settling of dust on the tools.
  
Nearly complete - we now have a large industrial dust / chip extractor hooked up to the Kity table saw - additional ducting will link to the Fox bandsaw and other tools in this area soon.
 
  
Set up down-draught bench for detail sanding work. Possibly hinged to the window wall so that the space can easily be switched from use for sanding and for cutting larger sheet materials using the table saw.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:05, 13 September 2019

Dusty Area
New dusty area.JPG
Intended Use Containing the copious amounts of sawdust generated by hackers
Floor Upstairs
Located within [[{{{parentlocation}}}]]
Manufacturer {{{manufacturer}}}
Model {{{model}}}
Team Woodworking
Map
Floorplan - Dusty Area.png
Locations:   all pages                 {{}}

The dusty area is where most sawdust-generating in the workshop area should take place. This is to prevent this dust getting to more sensitive equipment, such as laser cutters (obviously) and metalwork machinery (mill, lathe) where sawdust could attract damp and cause rusting. It is the main woodworking machine shop for the hackspace and houses its most dangerous tools.


History

For some project background see Workshop Dusty Area fit.

Dusty Area Should Not Be Dusty

Each tool has extract associated with it or can be quickly configured with one, look around for the vacuum and dust extraction equipment and hoses which may be shared between equipment. The Area is intended to isolate those activities that generate high volumes of airborne particulates and noise from the rest of the workshop environment, Normal protective equipment should also be worn, dust mask, hearing and eye protection or a face shield for some activities such as the woodworking lathe.

Looks Like

New dusty area.JPG Downdraft table (swich on front under tp frame) and Portable Sanders frameless

Tools

Popular tools:

A list of tools in this area with wiki pages is available here: Tools and Equipment in Dusty Area


Maintenace

Machine bases, under bench areas including the table saw, require periodic vacuuming to keep the place clean and reduce fire risk, of-cuts can be taken to the red bins on Roden Street using trucks and wheeled hoppers available, normally in the workshop. The base and blade chute of the table saw can be accessed via the LHS panel which is on thumb screws, check the condition through the window on the panel using the provided lamp.

Extraction

The Blast Gates - central dust extractor is used to focus the extraction system's suction.

Gated Dust Extractor.jpg

Plans for the dusty area

As of 2018, The woodworking team expanded the area into was sheet storage doubling the size of the dusty area. increasing the space around the table saw e.t.c.

To Do

Sanders will be arranged in a line thus allowing better dust extraction from the fine particle dust extractor (green P&J) Blast gates will be fitted, and an automatic system for the extraction is being considered to ensure it is used. AIr filtration will be looked at possibly using one of the centrifugal blowers from downstairs, hopefully, this will reduce the amount of airborne dust and help prevent the settling of dust on the tools.


  • infrastructure tag
  • why it's cool
  • why it's there!
  • using it
  • etiquette
    • other people's projects
  • PPE gear
    • masks
    • goggles
    • ear defenders
  • etc!
Locations
Upstairs Comfy AreaStudioMembers StorageTextiles WorkshopKitchenToiletsWorkshopDusty AreaMetalworking AreaBike AreaSpray BoothLaser AreaScreen Printing
Downstairs CNC AreaElectronics AreaBlue RoomTeam StorageMetalworking DownstairsMembers Storage DownstairsClassroomMain CorridorCNC Corridor
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