Down draft sanding table.

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Project by bushmaster posted 01-09-2015 02:15 AM 2160 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shop improvement No. 5. Between digging out from a major snow storm and working on a sanding table I basically got it completed. I drilled 1/2 inch holes on 3 inch centers, with the possibility of drilling another in the center of each square. Seems to work quite well, time will tell. Do I have enough holes, what is your experience?
I made the cabinet on the base from my dust collector so I can roll it where necessary and also for an out feed table for my sander and planer. Wood was always falling on the floor if you where not there to grab it. I was impressed with the idea of several lumberjocks of using a furnace fan in the cabinet, may do this modification in the future. Lots of storage for sanders till then.
Comments and suggestions for improvement appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 01-09-2015 03:40 AM

The only think I can suggest is to put something grippy on the top like Plasti Dip Aerosol you can get at HD. that would last the longest. Or maybe glue something like strips of sandpaper or waffle (rubber) shelf liner to the top. I think the Plasti Dip would last longer.

You might also put some self stick rubber cabinet bumpers on the top.

Other than that, looks good.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 02:31 AM

So Bushmaster, its been over a year since you made the sanding table.
Are you happy with it ?

Do you feel like you are getting adaquite air flow with the amount and size of holes you have ??

Thanks for sharing

Super Dave

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