|Project by studie||posted 11-16-2009 08:03 AM||4776 views||14 times favorited||15 comments|
Should you get dusty & cough, stop laughing & build one of these. It’s easy & cheap too, any size will do. Just hook it up to your shopvac, dust collector or woodstove (don’t laugh I do) & stop that airborne dust. I made one last spring for a job & we were amazed at how much sawdust from sanding was claimed by the dust collector! I use a Perforated rug mat or shelf liner as a base or pad for the work as it keeps the wood from getting scratched but also is a good way to keep the piece stable while sanding as well. MDF melamine pegboard top & melamine bottom work well as the smooth surface helps the dust move with the wind. I had some 1/2×3/4 d fir scraps & made the top supports that I let in to the 2×4s in the frame, only took about an hour. Wishing I had one for years!
My shop assistant is happy now but still is as slow as gorilla glue in winter, My other worker is always mad.
Another worthy shop tip, put a furnace filter on the in feed side of a couple of box fans to clean the dust while you’re sanding, makes for a cheap air cleaner!