Okay, those of you who have been modding and building your own blaster parts will be familiar with all the dust particles and toxic fumes emitted from the cutting and drilling of the various metal and plastic materials, it is really messy and requires alot of clean-up after everything is done, not to mention the dust and fumes are quite hazardous to the health of everyone using the area too.
Personally, i have no dedicated workshop space to do my hobby modding work (unlike those lucky chaps who have actual garages or workshops to work in), so my modding is usually done either at my dining or study table and both locations are not conducive for all the cutting and drilling work (and my neighbors are not keen on people drilling stuff at the apartment corridor either).
Add in the noise from the motorized tools, along with all the remaining dust particles and sharp bits lying around that end up in everyone's food or clothes for the next few days, overall not ideal environments to work in.
So i had an idea...
Make a Portable Modding "Clean Lab"!
And this is what i made in less than 10 minutes:
It works like a charm! All the dust particles and fumes stay inside the plastic box, it is portable so i can do my modding work anywhere at home (or at the office!) and all the mess is contained. After everything is done just tip out all the dust particles in the trash.
And because the entire box is sealed, even the sound of the motorized tools operating within it is muted! No more complains from family members or colleagues about anymore noisy cutting and drilling. :)
Here are some tips on how i made it with some simple household items...
Step 1: Get a suitable sized transparent plastic box (the plastic material should be as clear as possible) and then simply cut 2 holes on each side.
Step 2: Get a pair of rubber washing gloves, and simply attach them into the cut-out holes. In my example, i just used duct tape (alot of it) to secure the gloves to the plastic box holes, make sure there it is fully sealed so no dust can escape.
Step 3: Test it out... nice!
Its done! Here is to a much neater modding experience! :)