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    To try to keep dust down in my new shop, I built a quickie downdraft sanding table. Since most of the pieces I sand are small, this box works well at about 22" long by 18" wide and 8" deep. It is a box with a pegboard top and a connection for a 4" dust collector hose. The sides and back are a bit taller to help keep the dust contained. I've tried it out and it seems to work well both for hand sanding and with my 1/4 sheet and 1/2 sheet sanders. This is made from scrap that was laying around, so is subject to revision over time.
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    Mtnman Jim

    taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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    Very ingenious! I don't have a dust collection system, but I will make one to fit my shop vac. Thanks for posting mtnman. Don
    Don

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    • #3
      I made one some time ago as well I wish I had thought of putting the higher sides on it. I made mine so it works as a support by my table saw as well. I just have a shop vac hooked up to mine though.
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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      • #4
        Looks great.I added 16" Plexiglas on 3 sides and top,it lets the light in and contains the dust better.
        Tony

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        • #5
          Tony -- That sounds like a super box. I'll bet that it would work well even with a belt sander, especially if you position the sander to throw the dust toward the back or sides.
          Mtnman Jim

          taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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          • #6
            Looks like a good thing to have, Jim.
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            • #7
              I like your box Jim, I've just been using my lungs. Tomorrows to-do. I think I'll use an automotive heater blower built in. I would rather run that with my battery charger than my 3hp or 6hp shop vac. 746 watts per HP 6x 746= 4476 watts.
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              • #8
                Looks great. If I may suggest I would add one of these
                Non-Slip Router Mat - Rockler Woodworking Tools
                It will help grip the project while sanding
                Rolf
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                • #9
                  I use a piece of that rolled non slip material you can buy at a hardware store .
                  Nice box idea .

                  Roger

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