DIY Hacks & How To’s: Glove Box

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Glove Box

By Jason Poel Smith

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glove box is a piece of safety equipment that lets you perform work on something while keeping it in isolation. It is most commonly used to protect operators working with hazardous materials, but it can also be used to protect sensitive materials from the outside atmosphere.

In this project, I show you how to make a simplified DIY glove box to help contain your next messy, smelly, or sensitive project. Since different applications require different degrees of isolation, I demonstrate a variety of design features and how to implement them. You can then choose which features you want to use in your glove box.

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Here’s the full build on Instructables.

See the full series here.

2 thoughts on “DIY Hacks & How To’s: Glove Box

  1. Nate B says:

    Build one big enough to contain an air filter and fan, and you’ve got a perfect dust-free environment to service hard drives and apply screen protectors. :)

  2. Stacy Jurich says:

    Where do you put the fan and how do you connect it to the hose?

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My name is Jason Poel Smith. I have an undergraduate degree in Engineering that is 50% Mechanical Engineering and 50% Electrical Engineering. I have worked in a variety of industries from hydraulic aerial lifts to aircraft tooling. I currently spend most of my time chasing around my new baby. In my spare time I make the how-to series "DIY Hacks and How Tos."

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