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Project by cracknpop posted 02-01-2016 12:19 AM 2000 views 17 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Designing a multipurpose assembly table with downdraft sanding surface was taking WAY TOO LONG. I needed a solution now. Simple design made from scraps in the shop and a standard furnace filter.

Size of the simple plywood box frame was to accommodate the filter size. In this case, the main box inside dimensions are 24 1/2×15 1/2×6 inches deep. 3/4” strips set back 1”. Base is extended 2” on each end to allow clamping to bench top. Depth of base is 12”. 1/8” hardboard cut to fill in the back. 4” dust collector port for my dust collector quick connect hose to attach. I cut a 2 1/4” hole in side of frame to attach the DustRight universal small port hose that connects to my ROS. I chose a washable & reusable furnace/AC filter with MERV 8 rating as it was readily available and should last.

I share this not because I think it is a perfect design, but because Lumberjocks are great at taking an initial idea and suggesting how to make it better. Used it today and didn’t see the usual sanding dust flying through the air nor on the board surface. I am pleased with the results so far, which leads me to think I will not need to incorporate downdraft into my new assembly table.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 02-01-2016 12:42 AM

innovative idea. When you use the 2.25 port do you plug the 4”?

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

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 12:49 AM



When you use the 2.25 port do you plug the 4”?

- WoodNSawdust


The 2 1/4” hole is to connect the hose from my sander. The 4” quick connects to my dust collector.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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WoodNSawdust

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 12:50 AM

Ah I understand now. Thanks for the clarification.

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

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 05:44 PM

Nice solution and portable too.

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 11:55 PM

Nice design. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#6 posted 02-02-2016 02:37 PM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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