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  1. After taking inspiration from someone else's paint booth, I built my own. The (4) 12VDC fan plate is from an old paging transmitter. (Remember pagers?) I bought a variable DC power supply so that I can vary the airflow as needed. I wanted it wide so I have plenty of room for my part on a stick and a full size rattle can. So I chose a 16x25x1 air filter as my starting point. I built a frame that allows easy changing of filters. My base plate is 1/4 high density fiberboard. I mounted the fans and soldered in a jack for the DC input. I do not have the privilege of leaving it set up so I had to make it portable. It comes apart so I can store it in the garage. I have read about how restrictive 4" flexible ducting is so I made a very low restriction plenum. I used 1x2s and a heavy duty double thick cardboard moving box. I made the window insert from the same materials. For lighting I used an old 18" fluorescent under cabinet light that I had in my old shop. I skinned the outside with some leftover pegboard and I skinned the inside with corrugated plastic sheeting. I work in the HVAC field so I can get good air filters for less than $4 instead if $16 at Home Depot. Now my Freightliner build doesn't have to wait for Spring to continue on.
  2. I found a company called TCP Golbal that has Paint Booths by a company called Master Airbrush Portable which looks good. Has anyone dealt with this company and if so how was the situation, good, bad, so so? I have no desire to DYI so will be happy to have a premade by next week. As near as I can tell it should come by at least next Wednesday if ordered today (Sat 03/24/2018). Thanks, Robert PS: This one has lights and the rotating table; they say 7".
  3. There are some workbench threads so why not a paint booth and painting area thread.. I built mine 2 weeks ago since winter is coming around and the garage is pretty dusty and also because I hadn't done any woodworking in some time. It's lightweight and I can take the shelves off to make it easy to move around if I need more space in the basement for something. The upper part fits up into the floor joists and keeps itself upright with the weight of the shelves and everything else. It's pretty stable for the most part considering there are only 2 legs. I wish I was a better engineer of wood projects but I think it turned out alright. Whatd'ya think? So, to give others some ideas and such if they need it how about posting some of your setups??
  4. Back in the late 60s I worked at one of the nuclear weapons plants in Oak Ridge, TN. Working in the lab, I spent my fair share of time working in a glove box. If you're not familiar with it, it's a closed environment where you can work on all sorts of nasty materials without contaminating the surrounding area or yourself. Your arms fit into rubber gloves that are attached and sealed. Here's something from Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glovebox I'm thinking, why can't the same theory work for an enclosed spray booth. I've drawn up some plans and I've got a couple of questions. Should it be a down draft, up draft, side draft or back draft? I wonder how much flow I'll need to keep the paint overspray from building up and obscuring vision?
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