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Project by DocSavage45 posted 05-01-2016 07:56 PM 2569 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

DOWNDRAFT TABLE BUILD – 2016

I posted a blog for more detail if anyone is interested in building one for themselves.

http://lumberjocks.com/DocSavage45/blog/84834

Minnesota winter means enclosed shop. Dust! I needed a table that would fill a number of functions for me. I wanted a large enough space to sand furniture parts as well as making boxes. I’m providing this blog for those of you who want to make a slightly larger down draft table/box. I have a 1 1/2 hp delta dust collector with 4 inch flex tubing running from my Garden shed into my shop. The 4 inch tubing and corrugated flex hose reduces the air flow. I also built a 50 gallon Thein chip collector and that all reduces the suction. I found a way around it for now while making boxes. I use plywood to cover half of the top increasing the suction.

I added 3/4 holes to the pegboard to increase the air flow. A Stumpy Nubbs idea when he wasn’t using Rockler parts. He built both types and you can check him out. Otherwise I have laid out my steps using my “someday I’m gonna use this” materials.

Kiefer posted a hood to go over his down draft table which I will aapt later when I have to close the shop again to Minnesota winter and kick up the heat and dust! LOL!

It’s been awhile since I posted. I’m making things to make boxes. LOL!


Thanks for checking it out!

As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 05-01-2016 08:19 PM

Nicely done Tom! Not breathing dust is a good thing! I need to make me one just like yours!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 05-01-2016 08:25 PM

Tony,

The blog has visual detail ( maybe too much,,,LOL) if your interested. I remembered you saying something about it.

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 05-01-2016 08:38 PM

I believe this one was overdue Tom ! And it is in my shop. Got to build one now the thinking part is done !! :) From now I only have to follow your instructions. Thanks. (favorited in case I forget).

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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USAwoodArt

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#4 posted 05-01-2016 08:39 PM

I still wear a dust mask when sanding on my downdraft table….so much dust…!

Sitting here in my rainy booth at Jazz Fest and listening to Neil Young playing on the stage near us.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 05-01-2016 08:44 PM

Serge,

I know a guy in Canada who is more detailed than me. LOL!

Thanks for checking it out.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 05-01-2016 08:46 PM

Greg,

Sorry about the rain. Nice neighborhood though????

We’ve had rain almost everyday for a week. NLast year draught.

No Neil Young though. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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jesinfla

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#7 posted 05-01-2016 09:14 PM

Nice job – I’m running out of room in my shop or I’d add it to my build list :(

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#8 posted 05-01-2016 09:16 PM

jesinfla,

You can always hinge it to fold up on a wall? LOL!

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#9 posted 05-01-2016 10:30 PM

You got it done Thomas and it looks very professional .
I countersunk all my 1/4” holes and found that I got better dust collection because of it and I think that the larger 3/4” holes are not helping unless it may help when routing .
As far as storage is concerned I just hand mine on the wall after I fold the hood down and disconnect the 4” hose and I also plan on a low front barrier which will be part of the hood .
Enjoy the less dusty condition in your shop.

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 05-01-2016 11:09 PM

Klaus,

Thanks for checking it out. Speaking of dust I just found out how dusty ash can betruing it up on my table saw before jointing it. GRRRR!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 05-01-2016 11:09 PM

I also countersink and predrilled my holes. Murphy taught me that. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 05-01-2016 11:30 PM

This will be a great addition for the shop. Looks like it will keep the dust down quite a bit. Every little bit helps.
Looking back 10 years ago there was dust everywhere. Now it’s not so bad. Even my wife doesn’t complain any more about it and I’m in the shop a lot now. Nice job Tom.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 05-01-2016 11:31 PM

Hey Dave,

Thanks!!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 05-02-2016 12:20 AM

Nice down draft table. I can use one in my shop and will have to add this to my to do list.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 05-02-2016 12:27 AM

Peter,

Thanks for checking it out!

Any new furniture projects?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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