The dusty area (some 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.
Below are some photos of the main tools within the dusty area.
Wood Lathe, currently out of use, see the Wood Lathe Pledge for plans to buy a new one.
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, plywood, and some toxic natural woods.
Install sawdust / chip extraction for installed tools and air-cleaning equipment.
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.
- infrastructure tag
- why it's cool
- why it's there!
- using it
- other people's projects
- PPE gear
- ear defenders