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Downdraft Sanding Box

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Project by Scott Shea posted 407 days ago 1832 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been away from woodworking for six months, but doing everything I can to bone up on tips and tricks of the trade to improve my overall woodworking expereince. I have seen a few downdraft sanding table projects on here and I thought it was a very clever idea. I liked it so much that I made my own take on it. It’s made with pegboard, 3/4” pine, and 1/4” ply. The nozzle is not cut to size just yet. The pegboard is held in place with suction and with dowels. It was not built with beauty in mind, but I used butt joints that are both glued and screwed. The tapered ply parts you see will be sealed with some sort of tape to seal up the crevasses. Hopefully this will reduce the amount of dust in the air and on my garage floor.
This website has been great! I have many more project ideas from folks that have posted on here and that includes many ways to make woodworking easier.

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!





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robscastle

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#1 posted 407 days ago

That’s so simple its just gotta work!

-- Regards Robert

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Scott Shea

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#2 posted 407 days ago

Exactly my thoughts!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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hotbyte

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#3 posted 406 days ago

Nice job. I need something similar.

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xrayguy78

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#4 posted 406 days ago

nice job. I really like the tapered ply. I recently made one, just not as fancy as yours. Really glad i did.

thanx for sharing

r

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Tjcorey

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#5 posted 406 days ago

What are the dimensions – I’ve wondered if the pegboard would be still/solid enough without some support in the middle?

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Scott Shea

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#6 posted 406 days ago

Thank you for the comments. The final dimensions ended up being 26”x20”x6”. I has the same thoughts regarding if it needed cross braces, but I have reasoned that if it does, it can be retrofitted on with some pieces of scrap, and very likely that is what I will do this weekend. I would reason that it would not hurt it at all and it would remove any doubt if I ended up doing any aggressive sanding.

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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SgtRich

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#7 posted 405 days ago

very nice. I like this enough I just may have to build one!

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