Cross ventilation in shop (Barn fan)

Every few weeks, I see this thin skin of dust all over my shop. I have a DC, Festool and Fein suckers, and recirc filter, but still, you just can't catch it all. In my old shop, I'd open up the paint-booth and went nuts with an air hose an blew the whole place out. Now, I have punched a hole in the wall and mounted a 2300 cfm barn fan in it and built a box, which covers the exhaust and gently bends the outflow towards the grass behind my shop. The amount of dust on everything is ultra fine and there isn't much of it. It's just that I can't stand grabbing a tool and feeling dust.
It interferes with my art.
Tomorrow I will take my special blow gun # 12 and start on one end and work my way to the fan (A N95 on my face, of course.) That fan sucks real good. The back of my building will likely look like the test site at Morton Thiokol. but if that dust cloud bothers the Birkenstock wearing, tree-hugging, Grande Latte swillin, Volvo driving Green Tilley Shorts bastards.... too bad, It's alll natural.
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Juggle the configuration of your fan so it pressurizes the shop. Put a filter on the intake of the fan. Then you will force all the air into the shop through a filter and the dust will be pushed out any cracks or slightly open door and/or windows.
Bob AZ
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Robatoy wrote:

Fine dust from a fine shop on a fine Volvo is considered a "feature".
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Tanus

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Naa... no Volvo(Ford) here. I like Volkswagens....okay...the Audi versions.
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