|Project by DocSavage45||posted 05-01-2016 07:56 PM||2424 views||5 times favorited||27 comments|
DOWNDRAFT TABLE BUILD – 2016
I posted a blog for more detail if anyone is interested in building one for themselves.
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