Well it works........and it doesn't
I ended up removing the baffle I put on the air cleaner because it was too much! It was like turning in a wind tunnel. Without the baffle I still get adequate air flow without the turbulence.
I also removed the air filter in back of the lathe as it would load rapidly and I would end up getting more dust during the cleaning /replacement operation than I cared for-I may try a modification later on to reduce this.
An added benefit of the air cleaner is that it helps circulate heat in the winter and provides a cooling breeze in the summer.
I do like my turning room and am glad I did it.I removed the wall to turn some larger pieces and although I designed the wall for easy removal/install (1 screw and channels for the waferboard). I have not reinstalled it. Perhaps I'm a borderline claustrophobic!
I consider the chisel storage location flawed and need to rethink it. The location is close enough, but it is a chip trap. I also think reaching over the lathe to retrieve a tool while the lathe is on isn't a good idea
The other problem with it is finding a way to install my dust collector. I have tried many configurations with less than satisfactory results. (hard to position/no clearance, blocking tools, nicked fingers from the sharp chisels,etc) Most of the tools I'm using end up on the lathe ways while I'm turning anyway.
The countertop in back of the lathe is a problem too. Anything on it still gets buried in chips. I installed doors on all of the shelves to keep chips away and this worked fine, but when I get focused on turning ,many tools and supplies end up on the counter buried instead of the cabinet they belong -my bad -I have thought about hanging one of those plastic strip partitions commonly used on shipping recieving docks, but haven't got around to it yet
The main reson for enclosing the lathe was to confine the chips. Well that works fine. The only problem is that I was getting back aches from bending over to turn when the chips reached the 6-8 inch level on the floor!!!! my bad again- I need to shovel between bowls
I have a feeling this will always be a work in progress and I will never have a totally dust free turning enviroment. BUT IT IS GETTING BETTER