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Ductwork Online Course

Dust collection should be considered a holistic “system,” not just a machine. A good system starts with effective capture of dust at point of generation, includes efficient transport of the chips and dust, and depends on thorough separation and collection of dust and wood chips, leaving only clean air behind.


Ask questions directly in this live webinar with Steve Johnson.

In this webinar, recorded on March 20 at 8 p.m. Eastern and hosted by Steve Johnson, we explored the efficient transport of wood chips and dust through a dust collection ductwork system, looking at choices of materials, comparing costs, and considering the tools and techniques needed for assembly.

Many woodworkers choose to use PVC pipe for dust collection, so the design, layout, assembly, dealing with static electricity, and other special considerations for a PVC ductwork system all come into play. Anyone who has, or is considering installing, a centrally located dust collector with ductwork to individual machines will benefit from the content of this presentation.

This webinar is now available as a download in our store. Buy it today!

Steve Johnson Bio

Steve Johnson is a full time life-long hobbyist woodworker committed to helping new and experienced woodworkers achieve the “shop of their dreams” – even if (especially if?) they don’t have a dream budget to work with.

Steve is a retired businessman, and in his career relocated many times… He has had shops in basements, one- and two-car garages, barns, outbuildings, and once in the back of a semi-trailer. Now with a permanent shop and a little more shop time, he produces articles and videos to share his knowledge and experiences with other woodworkers.

His videos can be seen at “DownToEarthWoodworks” on YouTube and his articles appear monthly in Highland Woodworking’s online newsletter.

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