|Project by MikeSpanky||posted 10-09-2014 01:44 PM||2405 views||20 times favorited||13 comments|
Removing dust is a must in a small home shop. Vacuuming the floor takes time and gets old real quick. Two areas in my shop still needed needed attention. This cabinet provides a place to for my new Rigid Oscillating Sander and also has a section for use of hand sanders (top of the right side is a downdraft table). The added storage was a plus.
The cabinet is made of 3/4” plywood. The drawer boxes are made of poplar with plywood faces. The handles are made of oak. I found several versions of wooden handle ideas online and I’m not certain which I used. Probably a combination of them all. The drawer guides are also made of oak.
The cabinet is 18” in depth and 36” tall to the highest point and 48” in width. The left side I fit to the Rigid sander leaving about 22” x 18” area for sanding on the right. Added a port for the shop vac to the downdraft table. Of coarse the oscillating sander comes with a vac port.
It is movable using the 3-1/2” casters from the big blue box store. The two front are locking wheels.
I simply used peg board for the downdraft table top as so many others have. The box is 4” on the right half graduating to about 1” on the left. It seems to work pretty good.
Not certain at this point that I’ll finish out the cabinet but have thought about putting on some sort of protection to help against humidity. Your suggestions would be appreciated.
—-UPDATE On The Oscillating Sander—
I guess it pays to read instructions. I made a comment that the Rigid oscillating sander had one thing I did not like and it was that the insert was not level with the table. I had read somewhere that another wood worker had come across this same problem and assumed it was just to be. What I discovered today was that it actually has 6 adjustable set screws. Duh! I promise I never saw them before today. I notice see the allen wrenches that came with it and wondered where they went. Well—one fits the set screws. In a few moments I had it perfectly level. I couldn’t ask for better for the price I paid.
-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.