|Project by Angela||posted 01-30-2011 07:23 AM||6599 views||16 times favorited||8 comments|
I just finished another workshop project. I took apart one of the first cabinets I built and replaced it with this cart/cabinet. For anyone that owns a Rigid Sander they know the dust it creates so I wanted to design something that would help control the dust. I’m surprise how well this works. I added a photo to show how I attach the dust port. I drilled two holes in the dust collection fitting so I can place the fitting very close to the sander or further back if I need more room. I don’t mind having the sander so low because I have always used it while setting on a small chair I have so it’s prefect for me. The only problem I have, that I haven’t tried to figure out yet, is the sander is on full extension slides that I pull out when I want to use the sander. When I use the sander the slides want to slide back into the cabinet. I have to figure a way to lock it in position once it’s pulled out.
I don’t have the dimensions in front of me but it’s about 34” high by 24” wide. The face frame and drawer front is made from Birch while the cabinet is Baltic Birch Plywood. I had planned on cover the top with 1/4” hardboard but I haven’t been able to locate it at any of the hardware stores in my area. All of them have replaced their stock with MDF.
I’ll put the photos of the progression of making this cabinet on my website as soon as I get around to it. After this project I thought I’d do something fun but in my never ending quest to organize my garage I decided to work on making a clamp rack for my 40 or so clamps.
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