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Project by fawig posted 03-27-2010 01:41 AM 2431 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build a downdraft box for my wife :o)

I ordered the metal panels from Rockler and downloaded the plans. I modified them a bit by extending the base so that I could clamp the box to prevent it from sliding when using it. Also, since I have a small shop, I had to find a convenient, out-of-the-way storage location for the box – fortunately it fit nicely under my table saw extension.

I must admit that I was disappointed in Rockler because they didn’t make it clear that four panels are needed, not just two.

I also purchased an adjustable fence for my inexpensive router table. I added the extensions to accommodate the longer fence pieces – and I’m extremely happy with it so far. The dust collection port plus the safety shield were a real bonus.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 01:57 AM

nice looking rig… well done….

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 12:25 PM

Interesting I have never seen a downdraft box with that kinda top..

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