So ... I made a thing.

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So ... I made a thing.

Postby Azzabat » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:10 pm

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As some of you know I live in a Studio Apartment in the town center, which is just a glorified term for a bedsit. In actual fact it's more of a workshop with a bed in it. As such I've been pretty hampered by what I can, and can't do at home (unless I want to spend the following day dusting and hoovering) I decided to make myself a dust booth like I'd seen over on WM Armoury.

It's basically a tall storage container that i cut an access hole into, and a vision/light panel at the top. I had to modify it a bit from the example I saw (http://www.wmarmory.com/?p=2915) because I didn't have a spare hard floor head for my vacuum cleaner. In fact, I didn't have one at all. I did buy one to use in my Dust Box build, but when it came it turned out to be really useful on the vacuum cleaner (who'd have thought) so I kept it.

I managed to get round the problem by thinning down the inside of some PVC pipe I had so the vacuum nozzle can fit inside it, and cutting a circular hole in the side of the container at the bottom. I just plug the Vacuum in when I want to use it and switch it on. I reinforced the PVC pipe with some 2mm plasticard on either side and the whole lot is held together with lashing of hot glue.

I put the extraction point on the left as thats the side all my sockets are on, however with hindsight I probably should have put it on the right as, being right handed thats the side most of the debris end up. Never the less it still works really well, and I can make as much mess as I want now without waking up in the morning covered in crap.

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Re: So ... I made a thing.

Postby Stu's Idle » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:12 am

Nice work mate. No excuses now then... :D
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Team Yankee (6mm and 15mm): Soviets
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DUST: SSU aka Soviets (anyone spotted the theme yet?)
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Re: So ... I made a thing.

Postby Azzabat » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:04 pm

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Sadly ... no. :(

I am wondering actually of it will double as a Spray Booth? I think I just need to get some form of filter over the extraction port to stop my vacuum going KABLOOEY!. I'm thinking some sort of mesh screen with a simple paper towel filter?

Then I just have to prevent the sides getting covered in paint and obscuring the box but again this can probably be mitigated by taping some newspaper to the insides.

Any thought guys?

C J . . . . . = )
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Re: So ... I made a thing.

Postby Stu's Idle » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:36 pm

If it's for an airbrush I think it'll work fine.
Flames Of War: Soviets
Team Yankee (6mm and 15mm): Soviets
Bolt Action: Soviets
DUST: SSU aka Soviets (anyone spotted the theme yet?)
Star Wars Armada: Imperials (Space Soviets, a long, long time ago)
Epic Armageddon: Imperials (Space Soviets, in the grim, far future)
Frostgrave: Dwarves (Short Soviets)
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Re: So ... I made a thing.

Postby Wiggles » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:33 pm

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