Downdraft Sanding Box

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Project by OldWolfsWoodShop posted 03-11-2014 03:32 AM 4678 views 25 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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simple downdraft sanding box, dimensions 24” x 24”, cause that was the size of the plywood and pegboard I had.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 06:02 AM

Great idea, I might make one of these. Do you hook your shop vac up to it?

-- Andrew, California

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#2 posted 03-11-2014 10:35 AM

This will be one of my summer projects. Good work. I understand the size.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#3 posted 03-11-2014 11:33 AM

One of these is on my to-do list.
I plan on adding some of that rubber shelf material to prevent pieces from slipping while sanding.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Matt in Franklin

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#4 posted 03-11-2014 12:01 PM

are those 2×4s that you used for the sides?

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#5 posted 03-11-2014 12:53 PM

To answer some of the questions,
- yes my shop vac is attached using the fitting on the left side. I used an angle fitting so the hose is easier to manage. The fitting is fitted for the hole, using an old bicycle inner tube as a seal.
- the sides are 1” material, ripped to fit the vac fitting.
- I should taken photos of the construction but did not. The inside construction slopes the dust to a centre valley so the vac does not have to void the complete box, reduces the interior volume by 50%.
- use the rubber shelf material as needed.

Thanks for your interest.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#6 posted 03-11-2014 04:45 PM

I need to make one of those, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#7 posted 03-11-2014 10:00 PM

Very clean design, how does it work for you?

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#8 posted 03-11-2014 10:50 PM

Works very well, in fact I spent most the afternoon today using it.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#9 posted 03-12-2014 01:15 PM

Great…....another thing for the “list” lol. Im sure once you got it up and running you were like ” how did i do this without one of these ” lol

-- " I dont understand......I cut that board AT LEAST 4 times and its STILL too short!"

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