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Is this the Ultimate Router Table? Air Sled

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Project by sillac posted 05-23-2012 02:51 AM 2711 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Photo 1 shows the almost complete air sled, all that is left to do is add a piece of plywood. Air come from the blowing side of the shop vac through the hole in the front bottom of the cabinet, going down through the 4 holes….

Photo 2 shows the inside of the air sled, air come through the 4 holes, fills the space between the plywood and the bottom…...

Photo 3 show the finished bottom, air come through the peg board bottom against the floor lifting, ever so slightly, the router table. Note the bottom peg board does not come to the edge but leaves room to put some weather stripping around the edge.

This air sled really works good.

More to come….

-- Steve in Oregon,





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 03:12 AM

sillac:

You’re doing it AGAIN! LOL

I gotta SEE how this one works!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Paul Pomerleau

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#2 posted 05-23-2012 12:15 PM

Wow, I would like to see this in operation.
Well done.
How much weight do you think it would lift?

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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sillac

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#3 posted 05-23-2012 04:15 PM

@ Paul, I think they will lift and move a lot. But I think that the bigger the foot print the less it will lift/move. And it depends on how flat the floor is. The one under the table saw is fairly big, it works fairly well but will hit high spots. I put one under the drill press and it works great, but has a small footprint. I am thinking of putting two that are conected under my work bench, one at each end.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#4 posted 05-23-2012 06:47 PM

This stuff is intriguing…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 12:58 AM

Yep, I still imagine my shop in a huge dust cloud when I turn something like this on…... lol

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 10:18 PM

... I guess you have to clean your shop before you can move anything…

... and you can’t really clean your shop without moving something…

LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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sillac

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#7 posted 05-25-2012 01:02 AM

It really doesn’t kick up dust at all. Just pushes the dust around like a big broom. I guess I could make a air broom.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#8 posted 05-25-2012 03:27 AM

OH! ... OK, you can use it to HELP Clean it up! LOL

COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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