Introduction: Home-built Dust Collection System

About: I am a teacher who enjoys environmentally responsible woodworking. Most evenings will find me in the shop working with my now 8 year old son Shay who is both my greatest helper and biggest fan.

Wood dust is unpleasant.  I grew up with it and have worked in environments saturated in dust particulate for most of my life.  I felt getting bloddy noses after being on a project a few days or sawdust buggers were something I more or less could ignore.  Then I had a son, a son who loves to work in the shop with me.  For the first time I could *see* the dust in the air and when I heard him cough it made me rethink what I was doing to myself and what I was willing to do to him.  Clearly not having him alongside me wasn't an option so the dust had to go.  This is the story of that journey.  Be sure to check out the link to my blogger page where I detail what I did and post my sources with links in much greater detail.


I know it is a lot to watch but if you are thinking about this I can give you some ideas that will save you tons of money.  It is worth it.

Stay safe and happy woodworking!

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