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Project by kewald posted 08-06-2008 07:25 PM 2248 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Someone asked for some interior shots of my shop. I’ll start out with my latest shop project, which is a sanding cabinet.

The first picture shows the cabinet with the door open to show the dedicated shop vac for the oscillating sander. The two machines are plugged into a device that starts and stops the vac automatically.

Next to the cabinet is my woodburing heater. I use it very seldomly and haven’t since building this cabinet. I don’t think heat will be a problem due to proximity, but, hey, that’s why the sanding cabinet is on casters.

The next picture shows one of the drawers open. All of the belts, discs and sleeves, sand paper and other sanding tools fit in the cabinet.

The third picture shows the downdraft sanding table that I built from Rockler plans and hardware kit. Works very well.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#1 posted 08-06-2008 08:25 PM

Nice setup. Thanks for sharing.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#2 posted 08-06-2008 09:40 PM

Nice job.

You don’t plan on running out of belts anytime soon, do you? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-06-2008 10:15 PM

Great design!

Nothing like being organized!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 08-06-2008 10:42 PM

The nice thing is that the 4X24 belts fit both the oscillating belt sander and my luggable Porter Cable belt sander.

I was getting so tired of all the belts, etc. being out on top of a table getting all dusty.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#5 posted 08-07-2008 04:31 AM

Nicely done. Creative design

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#6 posted 08-09-2008 09:04 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#7 posted 09-28-2008 03:37 AM

great sanding and storage units : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 02-01-2017 01:36 PM

This is a great sanding station and will make a wonderful addition to your shop. I also like your cart with the drawers. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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