|Project by Elyasaf Shweka||posted 12-09-2014 01:30 PM||3644 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
I guess that this is my most unappealing project yet.
Nothing too creative or fancy in making a sandbox out of an old simple drawer. The drawer measure 40X50 cm. I added an inner slope to improve the air flow and caulked the butt joints. I added a 12mm plywood surface, drilled 221 6mm holes (Yup. two hundred twenty one holes), and glued 110 silicon feet with double sided tape (that explains the diagonal lines). didn’t take so much time, though. The feet serve as sucking nozzles and as a friction factor to enable sanding without any clamps. works well. my easiest project till now.
Another thing worth mentioning is the decision to really use it as a drawer. Not only i have a great space for storing this drawer, under my bench, but it is also an option to just open the drawer and use it straight away. if i had suitable conditions, i would connect the hose permanently to the back of the drawer, so the only setup that is needed is opening the drawer andturning on the shop-vac. in order to make it suitable for working as a standalone tool – i added 4 rubber feet. sits stable on my bench even while rough sanding.
I recently read an article which claims that if you connect a vac while Palm sanding (instead of using the small bag you get with it), you increase your efficiency in about 50%. problem is that only the priced tools (FESTOOL, anyone?) come with a vac connector. So I alternated a vac connector from plastic and duct tape. and it sure does increase the efficency of the sanding dramatically.
-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.