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Posted on Making a downdraft sanding box

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 04:04 PM

Keep in mind, mine evolved, as might be suggested from the multi-colored nylon in the one picture and the yellow in another.

First, I just had the box (about 30” wide x 24” deep). I’d would pull it out and set it on one of the carts, the saw out-feed table or what was handy. It helped, but wasn’t impressive. I thought about the fact some of my dust collector hoods worked better than others. Small and directed seemed key, so I thought about adding telescoping posts on each corner to hold a some nylon I had floating around. It was a night and day improvement.

The station worked so well, I added legs. From there, I added a shelf to hold sanders. Of course, they needed a power bar.

All this said, it wouldn’t be hard to have a folding post on each corner. Pull your table out or flip it up on a wall, then fold the posts up and drape a shower curtain or something air cant flow through and you’re good to go.

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