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SimonD

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Old Dryer carcass - $3.00 from the scrapyard
Fan- $12
Lamp - $10
Filter mat - $21



No idea if it's going to work as it is, but I'll post the build photos as I go. I will get another lamp to reduce shadows (or possibly install strip LED's eventually), and may need extra mesh to hold the filter mat in place. More photos to come.

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Looking forward to watching this mate, I am wanting to build one in the new man cave, but hope to use a cooker extractor that has been donated to me by the inlaws

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I'll do plenty of pics here Pete, it's a pretty basic setup that anyone and look at and adapt to their needs. I've blown the budget a bit as you know (the girlfriend is starting to frown lol) so I'll just run a lamp to get it started, but would've loved to hook up a nice set of bright LED's for it. Later. [smile]
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ok, I better get off my arse and get to it, not even 9am here (Saturday) and it's warming up (to 33C).

Here's an inside pic of the booth. I've got some panelbeating and stripping to do, no big dramas there. The trick will be reversing the fan, either by mounting the blades backwards or reversing the polarity of the motor, if it's accessible, more on that later.


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I'll do plenty of pics here Pete, it's a pretty basic setup that anyone and look at and adapt to their needs. I've blown the budget a bit as you know (the girlfriend is starting to frown lol) so I'll just run a lamp to get it started, but would've loved to hook up a nice set of bright LED's for it. Later. [smile]


I am going to see if I can use a small kitchen under cupboard light for mine, I've seen them for under a tenner in the big Diy shed in the city


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Edited as my spelling is tragic
Seriously, a headless garden gnome has better comprehension than I do

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HAHA!! Ok! Yeah gotcha, not a bad idea either, thanks for the tip. LED's are good, but you still have to transform them etc. A straight 240v setup (here) would be easier.

The manual labour done, well most of it:

The weapons of choice for the panelbeating.


Then the necessary rivetting, so it doesn't rattle. I'll probably seal it up with Silastic as well, so it's airtight, except for the bits that aren't meant to be.


The guts ripped out of it and a hose out and it's come up quite good:





Better than me!! (Yeah it's hot already! lol)



Feel free to comment.



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And this is where it has stopped (for now). Couldn't reverse the motor. Been a long time since I've done AC and DC Motor theory, reversed the polarity, went the same way, I seem to remember that happening with AC motors! lol And reversing the blade meant cutting off the individual blades and reversing the pitch. Too hard, and they'd only fly off at the worst possible moment.

Anyway, I'll go get an exhaust fan like the one in the bathroom and mount that straight on. It should mount cleaner and easier too. This fan was very flimsy anyway and only a 40W motor so I don't know how long it would've lasted, as most $12 fans are. So not a bad thing.

Last pic of the fan in bits and the very realistic chipping on the spraybooth case. (took me hours!) [rofl], you can see where I've patched that big hole with a piece of sheetmetal I had lying around, a bit of sealer then riveted into place. Easy peasy.



I think it will work well when it's all together though. [smile]


Edit:
Scratch the delay, we are back in action. Thought exhaust fans were dearer than this. So add $21 to the budget. It's a perfect size. Now for the fit!

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Job's done! Fan Mk.II went in perfectly. The cutout template was within a mm of the hole. lol
I did the airflow test with a stick of incense. No problem. You might be able to just see the smoke ripping vertically to the fan.

And the last photo I will definitely rethink the lighting situation. That's just going to get in the way. Never mind, I'll use it on the bench, no worries. Total cost $67.00au
Rapt! I have a spraybooth! [smile]

Perfect fit.


Incense test. lol


Finished (for now) project. Just have to mount it a bit higher, and improve lighting. But she'll do the job. [smile]


Thanks for watching. [smile]

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I don't have to alter the height of it at all, she's perfect. [smile]


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It's amazeballs I love it. lol
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Great job Si, what's that fibrous material you're using for the filter?
Been trying to get hold of a decent sized filter for ages.
But I'm a tight git and everything I've found in the UK is a rip-off [smile]

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That's really ingenious and very creative Simon. You've given me a few ideas, that's for sure. lol
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Lol thanks Jas, yeah it is one of the dearest parts of it. It's filter mat that air-conditioning places stock (Commercial/Industrial in this case), they sell it cut-to-size. I just said the smallest you do. Still cost me over 20 bucks. [smile]

I realised, after I painted a couple of polystyrene's of bits last night (the last photo) I didn't have the window open because I'd been running the room air-conditioner (that big grey thing next to the booth), that I didn't notice any smell. I used Vallego paint, which isn't bad on the whiff anyway, but I might test that again. First impression is the filter mat appears to work, for what little it is. [smile]

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Oh thanks Mike, yeah it was amazing when I went to the scrapyard to look for a case I had a fan housing of some sort in mind. I live in a steel town so lots of industrial gear here. When I saw the derelict dryer lying there, the load hole looked a perfect size for an extractor fan, my fallback if the fan I bought didn't work which was on my mind a bit. It (the exhaust/extractor fan) literally took 5 mins to install. And you can see from the photo just how close it was to the right size. I can't tell you how nice it was to use last night. And I reckon I could spray most 1/32 sized planes in there without getting too cramped (time will tell). Armour, no problem! [biggrin]

I just measured the internals. 720mm wide by 460mm deep. That should be plenty big enough for most of my builds. [smile]


Edit - Edit: Lol I just looked at the dimensions of the 1/32 "Marines" Phantom I have on the way. 555mm long by 368mm wingspan. So it'll fit. Just! [smile] [smile] [smile]

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Brilliant job Simon, I don't reckon Macgyver could have come up with that ! Total and utter genius in full effect and you have definitely inspired me to have a go at building mine now

Really impressed with that buddy

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