Since the last post, I have added the Wonder Fence to the Ultra Jig, this adds a better (above the table) dust collection option. So now I have a 3” hose into the bottom box and a 2-1/2” hose into the fence, both controlled with separate blast gates.
Also added a vent in the dust access door. This is a 2 piece unit that you can remove the outside grate and install a filter or (in my case) some sort of baffle. I need to experiment more to see what kind of airflow I need with the dust collection running.
Actually, the bigger issue is the PC7518 running hot due to the closed box. The added air flow should help.
I should also mention, I like the knee switch mounted in the front right corner of the table, it allows access when working from the front or the side of the table – you never know when that might come into play.
On the right side of the table – I added the “essential tool storage” flip down door rack thing. There was an open space next to the dust box that makes the right sized space for tool storage. Sort of based on Lean Manufacturing techniques, the tools have a specific space to live. I used raw earth magnets (and some router cutouts) to hold the tools in place. Also added some 1/4-20 bolts on the right side of the dust box to hold the Woodpeckers table inserts.
Next up, I boudht some full extension drawer slides at Rockler today and will be adding 3 drawers to the upper open section. The bottom open section is still under development.
Thanks for looking,