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Project by gbrown4 posted 03-28-2011 04:41 AM 2801 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a downdraft table idea I got from fellow Lumberjock Greg the Whodat. I too have dust problems when making my “art” boxes. I used a 2ft x4ft piece of 3/4” plywood then framed it with 1×4 yellow pine. I cut the hole out to accomidate the rockler downdraft inserts. I then cut 2” pieces and created a frame for the inserts to set on. I then attached a big gulp dust collector to the frame. I bulit the legs and braces from 1×4 yellow pine and some older heartwood pine flooring I savalge from my friend’s parents barn. I plan on adding the rockler t-track in smaller pieces, 6 1/2 ”, around the inserts. I am going to use the left side for flat sanding.
The angle for the legs is 12 degrees which gives it a nice slope. The back legs are 36” tall.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo





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#1 posted 03-28-2011 10:57 AM

Nice simple looking table Greg. Looks like it will do the job.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 03-28-2011 11:05 AM

nice job
i made one too

it sure is nice to watch the dust dissapear

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 03-28-2011 02:49 PM

it looks nice and functional
well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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