|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-09-2016 11:49 PM||1440 views||7 times favorited||30 comments|
I thought I’d try eliminating some of the dust in my shop due to sanding by making a down draft box to sand on. I wanted it light weight and able to store under my work bench so it finished at 21”x21”x 3 3/4” high. The box frame is 5 /16” Baltic birch plywood with 1/4” pegboard on top and 3/16 plywood for the sloping bottom. The inlet is turned from a stack of 1” Baltic birch plywood. I put some walnut spines in the corners because the corners are just mitered and glued and I though it might need some strength in case it gets dropped. There are three 1/2” x 1 1/4” braces that go across but I did not have the camera in the shop when they were installed.
I will be trying it out on a project tomorrow. I hooked the shop vac to it and it makes that good sucking sound but I think the better vacuum is up front by the port so that is where I’ll do the most sanding. I’ll put a piece of white shelf lining material on top to eliminate scuffing on the down side of the part.
This is the project by ldl that inspired mine: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68976
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