LumberJocks

Air Quality #5: Sanding Station: Ideation

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by bkseitz posted 02-03-2016 07:16 PM 917 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Dust Collection Parts Part 5 of Air Quality series Part 6: New Respirator »

Started brainstorming this morning around building my sanding station. Decided rather than have my current assembly table cut up to have a inset for a downdraft box I’d build a complete sanding station.

The idea I’ve come up with so far has a downdraft table on one side with built-in DC & power and on the other side would be my stationary bench and oscillating sanders on the other. The downdraft table would be similar to the Stumpy Nubs design as well as have a front vice. In the top center would be a well to hold dust collection plumbing so I could attached the cart to either side for DC. Supporting the top would be a cabinet for storage of hand sanders and suppliers. Below is initial sketch

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"



12 comments so far

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

1113 posts in 2406 days


#1 posted 02-03-2016 09:33 PM

Just a couple ideas that may be helpful. My cover makes a huge difference, since it focuses the collector’s draw. Because of this, I even use it routering items up to a couple feet long. It has knocked the dust problem down hugely.

The sides are just pieces of ply, one with slots through which jig 1/4-20 bolts fit and on the end of which are knobs, so I can raise the hood, when need arises. The rest of the time, the smaller area improves pick up.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/195330

View bkseitz's profile

bkseitz

294 posts in 772 days


#2 posted 02-03-2016 11:47 PM

Kelly, like the hood idea. I may go all fabric that can collapse like a beach hutch. How’s the SDD working out?

About to build DC system with SDD and HF 2hp blower.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

1113 posts in 2406 days


#3 posted 02-04-2016 04:00 PM

Now that I’ve had the Super Dust Deputy [SSD] a while, I wouldn’t be without it. I’m thinking about moving it to my little 1-1/2 horse and putting the SSD XL on the four bagger.

I’m running a six inch input flex hose from the collector, and four inch hoses on the intake side, so that knocks down draw, but it’s still enough to vacuum the floors, including gravel and such, and to put a negative draw on the area of the sanding station.

View bkseitz's profile

bkseitz

294 posts in 772 days


#4 posted 02-04-2016 05:30 PM

@Kelly, wondering if my 2Hp HF will have enough draw to do the same. Vacillating about whether I go 6” or 4” ducting. Considering 6” but advice from Mr. Numbs suggests that the HF won’t have enough draw. But I figure if it doesn’t work out, I’ll upgrade the central dc blower to a 3Hp and use the 2Hp for the sanding station.

The way my shop is setup I’ll have a one to two main truck lines as the equipment is all inline in an “L” pattern with the Chopsaw and Radial Arm saw on one truck and all the others (Band Saw, Table Saw, Drill Press, (in progress sanding table) and Router Table) on the other. I’m planning on dropping connections off the main truck which would be ~9 ft. overhead or higher.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

1113 posts in 2406 days


#5 posted 02-05-2016 10:46 PM

I run it on my 1-1/2 he too. It’seems good to go with it.

If, like mine, it has two four inch ports, swapping them for a six inches single port…..

On my big collector, enlargingredients the input port helped, even with flex hose.

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

1113 posts in 2406 days


#6 posted 02-05-2016 10:50 PM

I run it on my 1-1/2 he too. It’seems good to go with it.

If, like mine, it has two four inch ports, swapping them for a six inches single port…..

On my big collector, enlarging ingredients the input port helped, even with flex hose.

View OldGuysRule's profile

OldGuysRule

130 posts in 435 days


#7 posted 02-06-2016 04:40 AM

BK, talk to me about down draft! I have pulled an old squirrel gage fan from a old whole house heater and was thinking about making an air filtration system out of it. The ones I’ve seen online hang from the ceiling and I always wondered why. The dust always settles down, so why not put the air collector down low? Give me some of your thoughts and wisdom! I’ll take a picture of the thing this weekend and post it so you’ll be able to see what I’ve got. It was in a down draft system, so the fan opening faces downward. I’ve looked at it to see if I could point it another way and it just won’t work unless I do a major redesign of it. And I’d rather not!

I’ve looked at Google maps to see where Eatonville is and I don’t think I’ll be drinking any of your coffee any time soon! LOL But, Thanks for the offer!!!!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

View bkseitz's profile

bkseitz

294 posts in 772 days


#8 posted 02-06-2016 07:11 AM

I’m working on two downdraft projects. First is to create a downdraft in the entire shop. I’m looking into building out intake vents at floor level and clear air exhaust vents at ceiling angled down. The idea being to create a constraint downward airflow so any dust is push away from my head.

The second project is a sanding cart with a build in downdraft table on one side and sanding equipment on the other (see sketch above) The table would plug into the center dust collection system I’m currently building. If I need to I may add a booster blower to create additional suction at the table and push it on its way to the central system. Since its a sanding table I’m not worried about large chips damaging a booster blower.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

1113 posts in 2406 days


#9 posted 02-06-2016 05:11 PM

Just drove past your place thursday, bk, headed to Longview.

PS Working of tablet and need to kill “quick correct”.

View bkseitz's profile

bkseitz

294 posts in 772 days


#10 posted 02-08-2016 04:08 PM

@Kelly, next time let me know you’re going to be in the area, we can catch a cup of coffee in my shop

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

1113 posts in 2406 days


#11 posted 02-09-2016 05:15 PM

Would have been nice. Just came back by, at about seven, last night, on the way back from the ocean (wife has her quota for another year (maybe)). It was, literally, T-shirt weather on the beaches. Hard to believe it was as cold as it was back home (and even worse for you BK).


@Kelly, next time let me know you re going to be in the area, we can catch a cup of coffee in my shop

- bkseitz


View bkseitz's profile

bkseitz

294 posts in 772 days


#12 posted 02-09-2016 06:37 PM

@Kelly, The invitation is open. Next time

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com