Dust collection is a critical component of woodturning safety. The fine particles in wood dust are know to create serious health problems and many people are allergic to certain woods. These articles are a good jumping off point for your research. You will also find some excellent books on Dust Collection in the Workshop category of our book section."
|Rising: An Exhibit|
By: Gallery of Wood Art
This exhibit ran from September 2 - December 28, 2014.
|Build your own cyclone dust collector|
Here's an interesting idea on how to build your own small cyclone dust collector. I would suggest that it might be a good starting point. I would add at least a grounding wire!
|Add a chip seperator to your dust collection system|
By: Alan Zenreich
In this photo tutorial, Alan shows us how to adds a chip separator to his dust collection system. He uses a HF dust collector as they base unit and then starts his customization. We all need good dust collection in our shops so this is a valuable lesson in seeing how Alsn has created his solution!
|Building a dust collection blast gate|
By: Phil Bumbalough
In this article, Phil shows you how to make your own blast gates. This can save you money and also create a better blast gate.
|Cyclone Dust Collector Research|
By: Bill Pentz
Bill has collected a wealth of information about dust collection in general and the merits of a cyclone based system. When it comes to purchasing a system, Bill recommends a company that has licensed his design, so it makes sense to also search the web to compare options.
|Dust Collector Pipe Joint Template and Free Online Software|
By: Stan Harder
Stan built his own dust collection system. He had to figure out how to insert multiple PVC pipes into the main PVC pipe. That's a complicated geometry problem. Stan decided to write a software program to print out templates of cutting profiles given pipe diameters and an angle of intersection. He makes this interactive software available for free online (for non-commericail uses).
|Articulated Dust Collector Arm|
By: Jim Silva
In this article, Jim builds a solution to a problem that most of us experience... how to get our dust collection nozzle right where we need it. Jim shows us how to assemble an articulated, height adjustable dust collecton mounting gizmo-thingy?.
|Breathe Easy - A Review of the Resp-O-Rator|
By: Gary Lansinger
The Resp-O-Rator is an invention of Jim Duxbury, is part snorkel and part high-tech air cleaner, and if you have facial hair, then read this review.
|10 Top Tips for Dust Collection|
By: Wood Magazine
This short article gives us 10 excellent tips on how to improve the dust collection systems in our wood shops. It's worth a glance to get some great ideas.
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Square Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool
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List price: $79.99
This Square Carbide Mini Turning Tool from Rockler features a replaceable and rotatable cutter that eliminates the hassle and downtime of sharpening. Simply rotate the carbide cutter for a fresh, sharp edge, and replace it once all available edges have grown dull. The solid carbide cutter also stays sharp for longer when compared with steel, giving you a much longer useful life. Shaft features a flattened back for stability when using the tool rest. The handles are made of solid ash encased with a thick, molded rubber end for an enhanced grip and reduced fatigue.
Starter Pen Turning Kit
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This kit contains all the essential tooling you need to start turning custom pens. It includes three pen blank species (bloodwood, bubinga and olivewood), three gold-plated Slimline Twist Pen Hardware Kits, a 7mm mandrel with knurled nut and #2 Morse Taper, 7mm bushings, a 7mm Brad Point Drill Bit, a 1 oz. bottle of CA Glue, a Pen Mill Kit for truing up all mating surfaces and a storage case with 28 adjustable compartments. The Pen Mill includes four pilot shaft sizes for a wide range of pen types.
Rockler Four-Piece Cheese Knife Turning Kit
7/8" On Sale for only $29.99
1 1/4" On Sale for only $39.99
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The cheese cutters are made from food-grade 304 stainless steel and attached to the handles which you turn. The kit includes 1/4-20 threaded inserts. The cheese cutters themselves are dishwasher safe; the handles are easily removed for this purpose.
GVS Elipse P100 Half Mask Respirator with 2 Bonus Filters, Small/Medium
For only $25.99
List Price: $37.98
These Elipse P100 Half-Mask Respirators from GVS are designed to protect against dust particles, metal fumes, mists, oil and water vapors, and even some micro-organisms. Each mask includes two low-profile filters, which permit a wide field of view, and won't interfere with safety glasses and sanding shields. The filters are easily interchangeable, and replacement filters are readily available.
Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor and Anti-Fog/Hard Coat
For only $32.74
List Price: $46.44
Shell offers built-in chin protection and extended top-of-head coverage. Highly adjustable headgear tilts visor nearer or farther from face depending on preference and application. Comfortable cell foam on back of headgear. Breathable, removable, washable headband. Comfortably worn with most goggles and respirators.
4-Piece Safety Kit
For only $19.99
List Price: $34.99
Push stick with ergonomic handle has embedded magnet for easy storage on your saw. Ideal for table saw and router table use. Angled push blocks feature ultra-grippy Bench Cookie pad material. They are great for jointer and router table applications. Table featherboard assists in holding stock against the fence while sawing or routing and helps to reduce kickback. It fits standard 3/4" x 3/8" miter slots found on table saws and router tables, and features expandable miter track bars for maximum holding power.
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