Air Brush Paint Booth Progress Report
Work has progressed quickly on the Air Brush Paint Booth Project! I have been busy and am a bit behind, but I wish to post sequential progress reports for project documentation. This report updates status as of 08-13-2015.
Last Thursday I stopped by my Uncle Joe's apartment to discuss the next steps in the construction of the air brush paint booth and review the progress. Since the previous update, 3/4" x 3/4" wood dowel had been lined around the plywood edges that will connect to the one side panel that will be screwed into place. This was necessary as the plywood itself was too thin to screw into directly. The top, bottom, and other side had been glued together.
This last side was cut into two panels, allowing separate removal to access different components separately.
I had also purchased a couple of 60 watt light bulbs which I brought over to test fit. They will screw into two very basic porcelain light fixtures that will be mounted to the ceiling of the paint booth. We discussed the depth of the bulbs in the booth and decided to build a structure above the roof to house the wiring and porcelain fixtures. This would require holes to be cut in the current ceiling to allow the bulbs to rest within the painting chamber.
We also discussed the front piece which will act as a visual shield for the lighting. At this point it seemed that this shield would have to come down about 3 1/2 inches to block the bulbs from view. This factored into the decision to raise the light housing above the ceiling. The final dimensions of the front portal will be one of the last decisions made.
One other minor detail worth mentioning is that all of the manufactured holes in the metal fan housing were sealed shut with silicone. All possible "leaks" will be sealed to ensure that all of the air processed through the filter will come from the painting chamber.