Sanding Station

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Project by Kelly posted 11-05-2015 11:12 PM 4240 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my sanding station for small items. It has become a major asset to my shop.

I can do items about four feet long by flipping them around. If need be, I can lay larger items in at an angle and out the top, which still collects most the dust. Too, since the hood adjusts up and down, items can be nearly three feet tall.

This started as just a box I laid on the Workmate or another surface. It helped, but I always knew it could be better. To make it better, I added legs so it didn’t have to search for a surface on which to rest during use.

Next, I added sides with adjustable corner poles (for lack of a better term) so I could keep the area small for good air draw, but raise the sides for larger items. I had a large piece of nylon laying around and it makes an excellent hood to limit the area air is drawn from.

The back, as seen in the photo, has a four inch port, to which my 3hp collector attaches, by way of a Super Dusty Deputy Cyclone.

This works so well, I try to do all my small routering projects in it, since it stops most of the debris from the operation going airborne.

The table measures about two feet by two feet. The bottom tapers back to the draw port. The holes were hand drilled (it’s an hour to town and I didn’t have peg board) and are just a little larger than you would find in peg board.

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#1 posted 11-06-2015 03:17 AM

Today I used my belt sander, I looked like a pale snowman, ‘er’ snow women. I had wood dust all over me and the small shop! This is a great idea to help keep some of the ‘snow’ in a contained area. Thanks for posting this neat idea!

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 12:23 PM

Good idea!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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