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How to build a portable chip barrier

Published on 15 September 2023 โ€“ Reading time: 3 minutes

Welcome everyone, here we are at the usual appointment with the DIY! Today our indefatigable Takahama has made a new video exclusively for the blog and will teach us how to create a very useful portable chip barrier! Let’s see how!

Certainly, if you have started carving, you have realized the enormous amount of wood chips that are produced in the execution of each project. The inevitable is that these then spread throughout the room sticking everywhere.

Many people do not have the opportunity to have a space such as a garage or a studio to devote to this hobby, and often the first steps are taken at home, perhaps in front of the computer or in the kitchen, and the disaster of stray shavings is assured.

So here comes the idea that will allow you to avoid all this and create a dedicated space in seconds that will not make you regret not having a dedicated room to carve your own subjects:

the portable chip barrier

Like all very simple objects, it is at the same time ingenious in that you can, once built, move it to any room, and store it very easily given its very small footprint.

What you need is a flat surface on which to open it, and you are immediately in your own private studio. The shavings, will bounce off the walls and stay on the table and at the end of the work can be easily removed.

It is an interesting idea to implement even for those fortunate enough to have a table dedicated to these jobs since with the possibility of removing the wall you can still use it for other purposes without having the clutter of walls that yes they are useful and equipped but take away space.

While we’re on the subject, if you’re interested in seeing how I made and outfitted my carving table I’ll leave the link here:

What do we need?

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  • Approximately 15 minutes



1 central panel:

  • Height: 50 centimeters
  • Width: 60 centimeters
  • Thickness: 6 millimeters

2 side panels:

  • Height: 50 centimeters
  • Width: 50 centimeters
  • Thickness: 6 millimeters

The laterals should exceed beyond the backrest by about 8 cm.

about 80 euros for lumber using plywood, which is the most expensive solution

about 10 euro for the small parts

This time the project of how to build a portable chip barrier is so simple that it is not only suitable for absolute beginners but also does not need a detailed step-by-step guide.

Once you have bought the materials, with only the help of a electric screwdriver or a simple screwdriver, you will have your portable barrier ready in very few minutes.

How to build a portable chip barrier - detail of inserting the screws into the hinge
How to build a portable chip barrier - remember to leave about 8cm after the backrest

Just attach wood hinges to the walls and you’re done! Tamed shavings and clean house, what more do we want! I leave you with the video and look forward to the next idea! Bye!

When I come across such simple and intuitive things, I always wonder how I didn’t think of it before! Good thing Takahama helped us with this video, I can’t wait to get my portable chip barrier ready, can you?

Do you like articles about DIY? The category is slowly filling up with articles! Do you know how to build a revolving display stand? Or check it out and learn about other projects by clicking on the link! See you guys in a month! Happy construction to all! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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