I have a small soldering station in my studio for jewelry making set
up next to a window but, it gets cold in the winter. Does anyone have
any suggestions for inexpensive ventillation? Sorry if this is a
repeat of a previous thread. I’ve checked the orchid archives but I
seem to always have trouble finding things in them.
Karalee, here are 2 Orchid links from my search for the term
“ventilation” found the 13,945 documents searched:
I am remodeling my shop and share your interest in the subject too.
I am considering installing shop air filtration - something like a
Jet brand Mdl # AFS-1500 - it does not ‘exhaust’ air, it filters
what ambient air you have; so this may not be your best solution.
You can see the product at
Features a handy remote control that can be used to adjust the three
speeds, timer and on/off & cleans and filters the air in your shop
while you work. Filtering 98% of all particles 5 microns in size and
85% of all particles 1 micron in size Use in conjunction with a JET
dust collector for maximum dust control. Unit comes complete with
eyebolts to either hang the machine from the ceiling or to sit on
on/above workbench. System features a convenient built in timer that
can be set at 2, 4, or 8 hour increments. Turn the timer on when you
enter the shop and forget about it. System will shut itself off at
the hour interval you set.
I am remodeling my shop and share your interest in the subject
too. I am considering installing shop air filtration - something
like a Jet brand Mdl # AFS-1500 - it does not 'exhaust' air, it
filters what ambient air you have; so this may not be your best
solution. You can see the product at
This type of filter is great for woodworkers who make great big light
sawdust particles that float about in their shops. But next to
useless for us as most of what we need to deal with is too small (sub
micron investment powder and the like), too heavy to get airborne for
any distance ( polishing compound laden buff debris), or is a fume
which is either a gas or vapor that is way too small to be filtered.
The dust filter unit is a waste of your money and will not give you
any protection from jewelry making hazards. you need to exhaust the
fumes and sub micron dust or use the proper point of origin dust
collection units for the larger heavy polishing/grinding dust.
Jim Binnion James Binnion Metal Arts Phone (360) 756-6550 Toll Free
(877) 408 7287 Fax (360) 756-2160 http://www.mokume-gane.com @James_Binnion Member of the Better Business Bureau