This Sanding/Drilling Dust collecting Box for drill presses will eliminate all the sanding dust,
and I mean all the dust, when used with a 4-inch line from a dust collector,
or even the hose from a Shop Vac.
It also works well with Forstner and Spade bits that also create a lot of dust.
I made the 18×15 x 5 ½ -inch box from ¾-inch plywood with some hardwood
glued to the top edge where the dado is. The hardwood can take more abuse
than the plywood when placing the top on and off.
It has an 8-inch square box in the center that also has a hardwood edge
and a 4-inch hose connector that goes out the side of the unit.
The Formica covered ½ -inch MDF top has a 7-inch square hole cut in it,
which allows the use of the 3/16” thick oak inserts that have various
size holes in them to fit the sanding drums.
When not in use, there is room to store the sanding drums under the top.
The two ¾-inch thick cleats hold the box in place when on the drill press table,
which makes removal easy when needed.