Hi all, last year we made some progress on the dust collection system for the wood shop, with the goal of eventually having a fully automated dust collection system to maximize enjoyment of using the shop (by having a cleaner and more user-friendly shop). Here’s the work that has been done so far:
Soundproof Enclosure: I framed up a staggered stud wall (to minimize sound conduction). Thanks to @Metal_Janet for putting in the insulation, drywall, ceiling, and door.
Bobby installed a 240V circuit for the big green dust collector (and also the big blue air compressor).
Control panel: I started assembling an industrial control panel to eventually automate the dust collection (i.e. run the extractor automatically when a tool is running). It has a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and a bunch of Molex connectors for connecting to the different tools.
To keep this project moving forward, we need some materials:
-6" duct for the main trunk to the dust extractor
-4" duct to various locations around the shop to the machines
-a cyclone and filter bags for the big green dust extractor.
- replacment filters for our air cleaner
I’d love some input on this project, or if anyone wants to contribute or take ownership of this project please let me know.