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Project by mjk posted 08-14-2012 12:01 AM 2120 views 16 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this dedicated sanding workbench for my new shop. The basic plans are from ShopNotes #103.
Because I had a little more room in my dedicated sanding room, I enlarged it a bit from the original plans.
It’s all MDF w/ the exception of the drawer boxes (1/2” birch ply) & the top trim pieces which are hard maple.
Inside the “box” are 2 large sheets of MDF set at an angle to funnel the dust to the port you see in pic #3.
That port is now connected to my D/C through a hole in the sanding room wall.
The top is comprised of 8 MDF panels (4 solid, 4 slotted) which can be reconfigured as needed. I also made 4 more solid panels to replace the slotted ones if I decide to use it as an assembly table.
I haven’t had the occasion to put it through its paces yet but I’m pretty sure it will be a big help in controlling the sanding dust.

Thanks for looking.

mjk

-- mjk, Prescott





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#1 posted 08-14-2012 12:40 AM

A nice way to control some of the sanding dust…. Let us know how well it works,,,

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 12:48 AM

Sanding….the never ending battle.That is a nice sanding table. Please let us know how it works after you have had a chance to try it out.
I have a dedicated sanding room with an adjustable downdraft table connected to my dust collection in addition to 3 filter units I made from squirrel cage motors. I continually look for ways to improve it….maybe one day I will figure it out to work 100%...

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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