Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dad is my Superhero Scroll Saw Pattern.
Father's Day is just over a week away. If you are fortunate enough to still have your dad around show him how much you care. Let him know he is your superhero.

Review: Shop - Vac Air Cleaner Filtration System.

We all need to be concerned about the air quality in our workshop. Dust extraction at the power tool is great but it's not generally enough. Fine particles still manage to get in the air. These fine particles are easily inhaled and can be dangerous to your long term health. 

This fine dust can also cause short term issues. If I work with bubinga wood I have an almost immediate reaction. My throat itches and I get congested. I am allergic to bubinga so I need protection.

Wearing a good face mask is critical as well. Most of us like to take the mask off after we complete the cut. This leaves us exposed to what dust is left in the air. 

A third line of defense is an air cleaner filtration system. These units move air around the shop and filter out the airborne dust. 

I use the Shop-Vac 1030000 in my shop. It is designed to sit on a surface but with a little DIY you can hang it from the ceiling. 

 I have owned this system for several years and it works pretty well. I have always had it sitting on a table behind my scroll saws. I wanted it close to the saw because I did not use dust extraction