Posted by - kb55555
Post date - 12-14-2005, 07:09 PM
Do you guys use any wood dust collection system when sanding indoors? I am working on midwest's flattie and I am currently doing my sanding by hand in my basement without any collection system. I have read that it is important to use a dust collection system when sanding hardwoods indoors (they are carcinogens) but I haven't read anything that talks about softwoods (all wood that needs sanding in this kit is basswood). Can you guys please give me your thoughts on this. (I live in chicagoland so sanding outdoors is not possible for me right now)
Posted by - wirewolf
Post date - 12-17-2005, 10:55 AM
I beleive that no amount of wood dust is good the breathe in. Besides, the dust winds up going all over place.
What I use for heavy sanding is a very large cardboard box on it's side with a hole cut in the back (near the top, center) where a hose from my shop vac is attached. The suction from the vac is enough to suck up the dust as I sand.
If I'm doing a lot of sanding, I'll put the exhaust hose from the vac out the window (blows all the hot air to the outside). I'll wear a dust mask also.
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