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12-07-2015 07:27 PM

Does anyone have plans on a sanding table. Not a down draft table. Or any ideas will be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 12-08-2015 07:25 PM

I’m not sure what kind of table would be considered a sanding table, but I built what turned out to be my GO TO table for many tasks in the shop. You can see it in my projects. Look for the red table.

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#2 posted 12-08-2015 07:38 PM

That is what I am looking for thanks. When I’m sanding at my workbench the clamps tend to vibrate loose , my first workbench and its overused, and pieces move. I pulled out my old shop notes also and didn’t see that one. That looks like the table I want also,thanks for taking the time to answer my question

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#3 posted 12-08-2015 08:04 PM

No problem. Let me know if you need help with anything. I absolutely LOVE that table and use it way more than I do my work bench. It’s great for flat glue ups.

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#4 posted 12-08-2015 08:25 PM

Well I can”t find that issue so I’m going to order it from Shop Notes. I have the Linux system so I cant download the PDF. I prefer the magazine anyways

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#5 posted 12-08-2015 08:32 PM

Some tips that come to mind.

1. I did glue-ups for the legs and that out great. You want them big and beefy for stability.

2. What ever you do make sure that the dog holes are plumb! Try to get some sort of jig together for repeatable, plumb holes. You can find inexpensive aluminum dogs that work great. I used 3/4 boring bit (little worm drive at the center) which was excellent, but I did have problems with blow out. I started clamping backing boards on the under side, which was annoying, but helpful. After drilling the holes a round over bit with a bearing will make them perfect.

3. Ensure a good contact adhesive coverage on both sides and let it get tacky. I had some bubbling that I had to fix.

4. Self leveling feet were very helpful.

Finally, you will have a mess from shavings that fall through the holes, so try not to store anything long term in the top shelf. Glue and finish can easily be scraped up after each project, which is awesome. Baltic was VERY expensive IMO, but I’m so glad that I used it, because it’s super accurate, stable and attractive with no voids, etc.

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#6 posted 12-10-2015 01:38 AM

Thanks for the advice. I wrote Shop notes and they said they no longer have any of those issues left. I went to EBAY and they don’t have it either. I will be patient and check around again unless you know of another place for back issues of magazines . Thanks

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 01:52 AM

You can get access to the entire shop notes series online for $79. For $99 you can also get the DVD.

Funny that this came up because I almost ordered the online access today. Decided to wait till I had more $ in my tool account, but I will definitely do that.

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#8 posted 12-10-2015 07:22 PM

I seen that too,$99 is not bad at all. To update you I just found it on Amazon and bought it. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 12-10-2015 07:34 PM

I used the following in a cabinet shop. It was great for sanding and assembly.

4X8 sheet of 3/4 ply covered with carpet and on 4X4 legs that are 16 – 18” long. Can not be topped. Sit and sand.

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