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Project by Grampa_Doodie posted 02-10-2012 10:05 PM 3660 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was a very welcome addition to my wood shop. The top is just a sheet of 1/4” pegboard that lays down into the recessed top.

The 2nd photo shows a major Oooops! Sure am glad I missed those screws with my new circular saw!! :(

Dale.

-- If at first you don't succeed...DO NOT try skydiving.





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redryder

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 10:36 PM

Your not supposed to show the “oops” photos. Nice home made build. Downdraft tables are a must….........

-- mike...............

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Grampa_Doodie

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 11:47 PM

Thanks Mike. Now the really fun part will be when I go to build the triangular shaped drawers. :)

-- If at first you don't succeed...DO NOT try skydiving.

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BentheViking

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#3 posted 02-11-2012 02:59 AM

I like this idea

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Martyroc

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 03:36 AM

Looks good, I will offer some advice. I made a similar table some time ago using pegboard as well for the top, even though a lot of the dust gets sucked down some does not. I drilled a few larger holes not too big I believe about 5/8” , and it grabs more of the dust. Not too many holes just a couple of rows, and the holes spaced a few inces apart. What oops? I don’t see anything, that was part of the design.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Grampa_Doodie

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 03:41 AM

Thanks Martin. I will certainly give your tip a try.

My sanding station literally sits about 8 feet down the river from my Oneida dust collector, so it does a pretty nice job. But I’m always looking to better things. I also have my 6” orbital sander connected to the dust collection system as well. That does a pretty nice job too, but needs improvement.

Thanks again, Dale.

-- If at first you don't succeed...DO NOT try skydiving.

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JohnnyM

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 05:42 PM

Great job. One of these has been on my shop 2 do list for a while now. I was going to make a unit that sat on top of my assembly table. I like your design and will now probably make a stand alone down draft table with a top I can throw on there for assembly. Thanks for sharing!

-- ~~ John . . . . . . . . . Against the Grain Woodworking & Design, LLC

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Kelly

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#7 posted 02-27-2017 05:25 AM

If you want to REALLY crank up the efficiency, put sides, back and a top on it. I speak from first hand experience. I used nylon. You could use a paint tarp or whatever you wish, as long as it doesn’t pass air easily.

I just added adjustable posts to each corner and draped the nylon I had over them. Now, I can sand at the front of the station and since all the air enters the station only via the front, everything that rolls off a project is drawn in.

NOTE: My station is connected to my three horse collector, not the little Dust Deputy to the right of it.

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Grampa_Doodie

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#8 posted 02-27-2017 01:13 PM

Great tip Kelly. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Dale.

-- If at first you don't succeed...DO NOT try skydiving.

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