Sanding station

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Project by Ebro posted 09-14-2015 05:56 PM 1650 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t fine woodworking but I needed sandpaper storage and a place for my downdraft table so this is what I came up. As a bonus, I built it with MDF scraps I had laying around. The downdraft table is just below the table height and a removeable top fits on top at bench height. Behind the table I built storage for sandpaper sheets and random orbit discs. I had enough room to put my RO sander, detail sander and belt sanders within reach of the station. With the table hooked up to the dust collector, I’ve solved the dust problem and finally have my sandpaper organized. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-14-2015 07:11 PM

You did a real nice job on this organizer.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 09-14-2015 09:00 PM

You’ve reminded me that something like this was on my list to do. Nice job!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#3 posted 09-14-2015 09:20 PM

Perfect timing on this project. I was digging through my sand paper drawer today and couldn’t find anything I needed and decided to build an organizer. Now I have some great ideas, Thanks

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#4 posted 09-15-2015 01:12 AM

Thanks I had the some problem and thoughts today as daves1 will be using you ideas

-- "A man that works with his hands, knows his soul" " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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#5 posted 09-15-2015 10:05 AM

Great job! Looks very organized and efficient! I’ll be sure to borrow some ideas from this. Thank you

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#6 posted 09-15-2015 01:27 PM

Just make sure you use enough horsepower (a large table like this would need 5 or 6 hp minimum) and large ducting (6” or miore) to truly make it effective at pulling out the smaller particles sanding tends to generate. Recommendations for cfm per cubic foot of sanding surface can be found on the internet).

-- Brad, Texas,

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#7 posted 10-18-2015 10:33 PM

Sure wish I had one of these in my shop! It’s on my to do list, so when I get that proverbial “round tuit” I’ll come back and review these photos – thanks for posting them!

-- SteveL

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#8 posted 10-18-2015 10:46 PM

Thanks Steve, I appreciate the compliment. Check out this one, posted a few days ago by Valete, if you want another example of sandpaper storage. I wish I had made more room for full size sheets in mine. Live and learn.

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