|Project by David Grimes||posted 01-25-2012 07:03 AM||8325 views||21 times favorited||20 comments|
I may be jumping the gun a bit by posting this project already, but I am done with the wood working aspects and just need to drop in the two pairs of Rockler Down Draft Table Panels onto the ledge, then attach the 4” Dust Collection Port.
I went looking for the panels and came across the free plans. I NEVER use plans, but in this case the plans were both made for the panels AND the design seemed to be exactly what I had in mind. The plans can be found here: http://www.rockler.com/images/Down_Draft_Ezplan.pdf
Materials are a combination of 1/2” MDF and 3/8” maple veneer. All leftovers. Assembly was with Titebond III and 23 gauge pin nails. All cuts were made on the ever accurate Ridgid table saw… then the 1/4” x 1/2” rabbets were routed on the RT1000XL router table with one of my wonderful Nieko 1/2” bits. What a team !!!
I did intentionally skip the part of the plans where they ask for 45 and 20 degree bevels on the ramp pieces’ edges. P L E A S E !!!
BTW, the silver outside corners will be on the (you guessed it) corners after the paint dries. Four bench cookies will begin a new life as the feet of this unit.
The remainder is painted with satin black Rustoleum brush enamel, then a final coat of Rustoleum Hammer Texture black.
Further, because the panels are easily removed, I have a plan (my own) to modify this into a convertible … well, that’s another project, so just wait and see. Any guesses ?
Thanks for stopping in.
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia