Suction Sanding Table

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Project by ldl posted 07-21-2012 08:45 PM 146133 views 194 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I have been wanted to do for a while but since I got a smaller hose that attaches to my ROS I kinda put it on the back burner. I decided to go ahead and do it. I used pine and some pegboard. I also used some thin paneling for the inside tapered bottoms. I tapered it all to the side hoping it will all go to the suction hole in side. Initially I plan to use it with my shop vac. I haven’t used it yet but it sucked pretty good just throwing some dust up on it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 09:03 PM

awesome job!!!

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 09:41 PM

Very cool. Saved this to my favorites!


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#3 posted 07-21-2012 11:48 PM

Nice job. They work really well.

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 01:09 AM

I too saved this to my favorites. Nice job.

-- Joe from Western Ma.... Peace to all

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 01:24 AM

Very cool idea, I might need to make a bigger one though for some of the larger projects!

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 01:32 AM

very cool !

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 02:43 AM

great job. I just picked up some peg board to do the same thing. Great timing. What size did you make it? Would also like to hear how it works after you have had a chance to put it to the test.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 07-22-2012 03:11 AM

It is 16”x24”x4”. Hope this helps.

I have the rest of the pegboard which is 32×24 and have plans for a bigger one if this turns out to werk well. I may make it to fit my DC and use a 4”port. I would have to make it 6” high to accommodate the 4” port.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 07-22-2012 02:22 PM

saved – would be interested in feedback in a few weeks. if it works it should really help keeping fines out of the air.

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#10 posted 07-22-2012 05:23 PM

I made one of these as well. Has been working very good.

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#11 posted 07-22-2012 06:56 PM

Added to my growing to-do list.

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#12 posted 07-22-2012 07:53 PM

You can block off some of the holes with blocks of MDF to increase suction.

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#13 posted 07-22-2012 10:34 PM

Another “must-do” project! :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#14 posted 07-22-2012 11:29 PM

I’m inspired. Putting this on my to-do list!

-- JP, Columbia, Mo.

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#15 posted 07-23-2012 03:21 AM

Thanks guys for the comments. Hope it werk good for those that build one. I’m not into projects right now that require this box but in the near future I have something in mind that I could use it on. I built it mainly for use with my belt sander as I have no DC port on it. It is an old craftsman 3x?. I use a small dust hose on my ROS which werks very well.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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