Ventilation unit for nail table-DIY

nailzoo

Well-Known Member
#1
Made this today and wanted to share with my Salongeek mates ....
Get your man of the house to take a look (they are all gonna hate me)
Please be patient while I upload all of the pictures, will have to do it in several posts :)

A chopping board



kinda like a tupperware container



a 120mm fan, fuse and switch



holes in the lid, you gotta kinda think like me (upside down) inside out also helps :)



a vent in the hole you just cut (many fans come with vents, but you can get them for $1 if you are lucky)



the lid and the container ....




 

nailzoo

Well-Known Member
#2
Now for the filters .....

Why not use a dust mask ? You can also buy hepa paper ....



cut to shape and size, inside the lid (remember, we are upside down)



An activated carbon filter (this filters the smell) .....



put it together,this is one of those containers that uses clips, in Aus they are called "cliplock" ...



From the top

 

nailzoo

Well-Known Member
#3
Switch and fuse in place, also notice the foam tape? This is draught tape, it's to seal doors, so when you screw it under the table it will be dust tight.




The top with seal tape in place ....





As the first stage filet I use a lambs wool mattress protector cut to size, I have founf foam is just crap, if you pull a sheet of foam out and flick it the wrong way, dust flies everywhere, if you use the lambswool mattress protector, the dust stays in the fibres and is more flexible for dust disposal



you get the idea .......



the height (under the desk is 8cm)



drill some holes ready to attach it under your desk....

 

TIPTOP

Active Member
#4
Carl you're a genius I love this!!! I'll be taking your instructions and will give it a go, well tbh my partner will as I wouldn't want to break a nail now would I ;-) thank you for shari g your DIY tip with us xx
 

nailzoo

Well-Known Member
#5
The unit as it look from underneath, lid on and filters in place



Now imagine it attached under the hole in your desk ........



Now all you have to do is put some kind of cover over the hole to make it look cool




Then finish it off however you like , this is my end result ....




Now go and show you husbands/boyfriends, or have a go at it yourselves :)
 

Rinn

CND Shellac EA
#6
Thanks a million for going to all this trouble Carl..

My Hubster is a carpenter and he has promised me to make me a hot shot table in Jan ( won't tell you what I had to promise him:rolleyes:) so this tutorial is brilliant as I was wondering if modifying a bathroom extractor unit would work or not.

Thanks again
 

gillian w

Well-Known Member
#7
That is bloody brilliant
 

Wooshka

Well-Known Member
#8
See, our Aussie blokes are very clever indeed:)

Great work Carl!!!!!
 

charli687

New Member
#9
this is brilliant, and your a genuis. thank you soooo very very much !!!!!!

i have a few question, i have a not so great portable nail dust machine, but when i use it the dust flies all over the place.

my question is, can i use that dust machine, and take it apart and use the parts to make it into this desk? would it still cause flyaways?

or should i buy all these parts separate?

thanks
 

Noodle

Moderator
Staff member
#10
this is brilliant, and your a genuis. thank you soooo very very much !!!!!!

i have a few question, i have a not so great portable nail dust machine, but when i use it the dust flies all over the place.

my question is, can i use that dust machine, and take it apart and use the parts to make it into this desk? would it still cause flyaways?

or should i buy all these parts separate?

thanks
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