*Homemade Self Cleaning Blast Gate* I needed a couple of blast gates that could fit onto the Y of my dust collector. I did not want to use any of those plastic ones as they have problems in cleaning and leaking, so I decided to build my own.
Cut legs A & rails B, C to size. Cut hand hole & mortises for hinges in back rail. Cut half lap joints in legs & rails. Lay assembly on bench & clamp swing-leg assemblies on top in open position. Make sure top edges & outside faces of swing-leg rails