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 dust 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 and plywood.
Install sawdust / chip extraction for installed tools and air-cleaning equipment.
Set up down-draught bench for detail sanding work.
- infrastructure tag
- why it's cool
- why it's there!
- using it
- other people's projects
- PPE gear
- ear defenders