Billy Posted December 27, 2011 Report Share Posted December 27, 2011 Recently I have seen people posting or talking about 'smelling' the dust, and it concerns me that some people new to carving may not be aware of the dangers that bone and shell dust can create. Believe me, I know of carvers first hand who have died from dust related illnesses. So I would like to share with you my simple and reasonably inexpensive dust extraction system (See photos below). After going through a number of noisy, dirty vacuum cleaners, I invested is a simple system that is cleaner, quieter, a lot more effective and all for the cost of a good vacuum cleaner. First I got a 1hp dust extractor (pic 1). They are quiet, can run all day and are suited to the fine particles you get with bone carving. (pic 2) I then hooked up 100mm flexi-pipe that connected to a t-section, they are then connected to shut-off valves which allow me to control the vacuum from one point to another. The pipe then hooks up to a reducer that feeds a 50mm inlet on top of the bench. (pic 3 & 4) The 50mm flexi-pipe is then channeled to your desired vacuum point. You can set up as many vacuum points you want. You can go for a bigger extractor. But even with this system, I still wear a good dust mask! These systems can be tailored to however you want them to. Please feel free to ask any questions. I hope this helps. Kia ora, Billy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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