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  • DIY Spray Paint Booth - 2nd Attempt (Hopefully with Photos This Time)

    After years of waiting for proper outside weather conditions, or trying to find some space in the basement without paint spray getting all over everything, including my track, I’m finally taking the time to build a dedicated spray painting booth.
    I found some plans on the internet (Vent Works), using 1/2” plywood and a Dayton blower. I have a perfect spot in the basement where I can vent the booth out a nearby window. I made some revisions to the dimensions so a pocket hole jig could be used to build the box. I used cheap 1/2” sheathing plywood which really is only 15/32 thick, this made the pocket hole work more difficult. Next time I would spend a little more money and get better quality true 3/4” plywood, the jig works better with 3/4” material.
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    To locate the booth in front of the basement window I had to extend the re-purposed kitchen counter top used for my work space, and add an additional outlet for the blower and light.

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    The booth uses readily available 12” x 24” furnace filters. The blower gently moves a lot of air through the filter without creating hurricane force winds, it only spins at 1500 rpm and is quiet. I got an adapter for the blower that converts the square outlet to common 4” round, so flexible vent pipe could be used.
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    I made a removable panel for the basement window with a quick release coupling for the flexible duct.
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    An overhead light was added, and the interior painted white to provide plenty of light for painting. A switch was wired to separately operate the blower and light.
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    I now have no excuses for not knocking out the backlog of painting projects I have.
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    Bob Edwards
    Northern VA

  • #2
    Looks good Bob. I like it.
    Dave
    Saginaw Valley Raceway
    Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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    • #3
      Nice work - thank you for sharing!

      Steve - Connecticut, U.S.A. - Shoreline Model Raceways Club

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      • #4
        Now that is doin' it right!

        Not to distract from it, but where on earth did you come across that ancient bar clamp? I have inherited a lot of very old (1890-1930s) tools over the years, but never a clamp, other than a French twister that was rotten.

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        • #5
          Waay,

          I got that from my Dad, he was a tool and die maker for the US Navy Yard in DC back when they still worked on ships. When he had some leisure time he wanted to work on something different then metal, so he accumulated a good inventory of woodworking tools. He was always making or tinkering with something. When he passed, my Brothers and myself clean out his basement and divided up his tools. That old clamp has help me many times.
          Bob Edwards
          Northern VA

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          • #6
            Hey Bob, That looks really nice!!!!!! was wondering if you could give me some info on the dayton motor you used? Model number would be great. thank you Eric

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            • #7
              Originally posted by one32 View Post
              Hey Bob, That looks really nice!!!!!! was wondering if you could give me some info on the dayton motor you used? Model number would be great. thank you Eric
              Here's the link https://vent-works.com/blogs/the-ven...by-spray-booth
              Bob Edwards
              Northern VA

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              • #8
                Bob, I was just wondering if you have a hard time sharping your pencils now.
                Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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                • 73emgee
                  73emgee commented
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                  Ha Ha, didn't notice that, guess I'll have to build a smaller booth.

              • #9
                Excellent workmanship
                Tony

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                • #10
                  It may be easier to move the sharpener.
                  Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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