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Forum topic by myxology posted 02-11-2019 04:31 PM 338 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2019 04:31 PM

I’m curious how many of you have incorporated self-made downdraft tables in your works shop. Do you like them? Do you USE them? Please feel free to share photos. I see most of them are made with pegboard and that was what I was considering. Looking forward to your feedback.

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#1 posted 02-11-2019 07:23 PM

i made a small one a few years ago using the panels from rockller,which has much larger holes and rubber rings to keep work pieces from sliding around.i only used it a few times and didnt really think it did much for collecting dust and dismantled it.i now have my sanders hooked up to a vac system.

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#2 posted 02-11-2019 07:46 PM

I made one, 30×24x6 using pegboard. It didn’t work so well until I enlarged a lot of the holes to 3/8 inch. I am now considering enlarging the holes where I do most of my work to 1/2 inch. I also added side shields to it. It works good for sanding and OK for hand routing, I think the larger holes will help even more.

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#3 posted 02-11-2019 08:44 PM

I like the looks of this one, but I haven’t built one yet.

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#4 posted 02-12-2019 04:42 PM

dont have camera access but heres a video i used to build mine

he did a lot of routing for the runs- i just ripped some 3/4 strips, nailed in place to the top for the grid, then screwed the bottom on.
mine is in the middle of an 8 foot bench top and it rocks. io use it every time im sanding.

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#5 posted 02-14-2019 09:53 PM

tomsteve, I like the way you think. This solution looks like it would be more effective than the standard box with a pegboard solution. Thanks for linking that!

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