|Project by BusterB||posted 11-30-2013 09:20 PM||2004 views||10 times favorited||27 comments|
Ever since my buddy Marty (whitebeast88) posted his version of a downdraft sanding table I have known I needed to build one but just hadnt gotten around to it yet. I do most of my sanding outside but with cooler weather looming it would be nice to be able to sand some smaller projects inside. Pretty straight forward build. 12×20” piece of 3/4” hardboard with 3/8th holes drilled on 2” centers. I have seen several of these where the builder used 1/4” pegboard but I work with the finese of a bull in a china shop so decided to use the thicker board and just drill the holes myself. I used 1×6” pine to build the box out of and put a 1/4×3/4” rabbit around the inside of the top edge. Cut a 2 1/4” inch hole in one end for the shop vac to connect. The box has a angled “baffel” running its length to help increase suction by reducing the area inside the box. Gave it a quick test run and it seems to work pretty well.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)