Sanding table portable

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Project by Walt posted 10-14-2010 11:46 PM 3698 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When in use this is mounted on a Work-Mate and connected to our in house vacuum system

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://[email protected]

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Ollie Vaughan

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#1 posted 10-15-2010 05:05 AM

This looks like a good project & usefull. Thanks for sharing. Ollie

-- Ollie

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#2 posted 10-15-2010 05:27 AM

Yeah, I like this…and I may have the scraps to start it. Thanks for posting

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 10-15-2010 05:42 AM

I like the drawer like design. When not in use, is this stored in a tool chest or chest of drawers or something? I like the idea a lot. Something small and out of site until needed.

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#4 posted 10-15-2010 06:41 AM

Walt, love this and the portability is really great. I’m curious about the suction… is it pretty good? Do you think drilling additional holes (perhaps somewhat smaller holes in a grid from the center) would increase it’s draw or would that hurt the structural integrity of the top? I’m also thinking tilting the bottom (base) somehow in the direction of the hose mount would help (or is this the case and we can’t see it?). Must say I really like the idea and it’s simplicity though. Thanks for showing us!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 10-15-2010 01:41 PM

Chip I connect this to a in house vacuum unit and it has plenty of suction. When sanding the vibration from the sander disperses the dust on the surface and the small holes work fine. I did have to seal the edges of the top with silacone sealer to maximize suction.
When not in use it fits under my workbench

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://[email protected]

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#6 posted 10-16-2010 07:26 AM

Walt: Not trying to detract from your Posting at all. Yours is a Great Unit!! Just seeing if this is what Chip was asking about. Also Testing or NEW LJ’s, Direct from Computer Picture Insert!!!

Thanks Walt.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 10-30-2010 09:38 PM

The inside of my box is made the same way but I used hardboard to provide a slicker surface.

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://[email protected]

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