Woodworking Tip: Box Fan Filter ” I made a cheap air cleaner for dust in my shop by attaching a furnace filter to a box fan. I just set the fan on my workbench whenever I’m sanding. It works so well that I decided to make a more permanent air cleaner.
There was no room in my basement shop to cut full sheets of plywood. I always had to have the home center guy cut it down to size with his panel saw. What a hassle. I wanted my own panel saw, but I knew there was simply no room in my shop or budget.
A fully loaded workshop play space See there? You could disguise that and use it in a traditional room. What is it? It's a "floor sweep". Simply sweep the crap into the box and the dust collector sucks it up.
A miter saw is one of the handiest tools you can own, and one of the messiest. The chips and sawdust it creates get everywhere. This dust hood helps corral the mess by giving it somewhere to go—into a dust collector or shop vacuum. You can build a hood fo