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Forum topic by MT_Stringer posted 04-04-2014 05:35 PM 1278 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MT_Stringer

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04-04-2014 05:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sander sanding

I hop to build a sanding station some time in the near future. It should be fairly simple with a 4 inch connection for my dust collector. I think it will be portable so I can clamp it to a work bench, then remove it later when it is not needed.

For the work surface, I will either drill a bunch of holes or use pegboard and enlarge part of them.

My question is this…do you think a spray on bed liner like Rhino Liner would work to spray the work surface so the boards won’t slide around?

Your thoughts appreciated.
Thanks
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas


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#1 posted 04-04-2014 05:53 PM

I don’t think you will need anything special to keep the wood in place. The suction from your collector should do the trick.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 06:34 PM

Don’t know about the surface, but I saw something recently about adding a baffle directly above the hose connection at the center of the table. The designer used pegboard, and the point was that you don’t want concentrated suction at the center of the table and no suction around the perimeter.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 04-04-2014 06:57 PM

Good info. Thanks.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 04-04-2014 07:11 PM

I’m remembering that he placed a square piece of un-perforated hardboard half way between the hose inlet at the bottom of the box and the surface of the pegboard. He held it up with sections of dowel rod at the corners.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#5 posted 04-04-2014 07:14 PM

I wouldn’t fret over the “surface” so much, a better approach and consideration I think is you don’t want what your sanding on the surface because any dust that gets on the surface under your piece might cause scratches. A set of bench cookies would keep your project from sliding around, protect it from getting scratched, and elevate the piece a little to provide better air circulation/suction to suck up the dust. Rockler has been putting theirs on sale regularly lately and they look really nice, or you can go the cheap route and get some hockey pucks if you have hockey in your area. If you live in the deep south like I do where they don’t know what hockey is, Lee Valley sells hockey pucks cheap.

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#6 posted 04-04-2014 07:20 PM

Thanks John. I haven’t got very far in the design phase.

Just a sneak peak inside my head – I am going to build an adjustable work station (similar to the mobile workstation in my projects) so it can be lowered for cabinet assembly work or raised to work bench height. Hopefully I can find a sweet spot where I can set it so a sanding station can be clamped on top of it. :-)

But there is no telling when I will get started on these projects. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 04-04-2014 08:45 PM

“Hockey” what’s that? :-)

Much farther south and I would be in the salt water. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 04-04-2014 08:49 PM

Very good idea can you tell me what is Rhino liner? I have never heard of it. Alistair

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#9 posted 04-04-2014 09:25 PM

Allistar it is a spray on bed liner. I think you can buy it in a can for smaller jobs.
http://www.rhinolinings.com/

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#10 posted 04-04-2014 09:30 PM

Here’s a product, I have always liked to use when sanding, on a down draft table. ads some cushing and non- slip. And the dust filters right though it. I have gotten it at Dollar store very reasonable. Makes for a good non slip holder when routing edges of flat boards also.

Best wishes
Lynn

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#11 posted 04-04-2014 09:54 PM

levan, I bought a bunch of that stuff when I moved into this house and used some of it, I absolutely abhor this stuff as shelf liner cause it traps the dust and dirt under and in it and it just is a terrible product for that job, but your right it would be great for sanding and finishing etc. I’m going to move what I still have left of it down to the workshop, thanks for the idea.

LOL, just noticed the price on Amazon, $7.11 a roll, I think it is $1 a roll at dollar general.

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#12 posted 04-04-2014 10:37 PM

The bed liners in our work trucks are actually quite slick. I would go with the “shelf liner” already mentioned.

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#13 posted 04-04-2014 11:43 PM

One more thing on the shelf liner. There is more than one brand. One of them has a little larger and softer beads than the other. I do prefer the larger beads. Sorry I don’t remember the brand. I think a lot of stores carry them.
Whiskers You are right, it is very cheap. But it does work well for the shop. I’m sure someday a woodworking store will figure it out and raise the price. To me it works just as well or better than some of the router pads I have used.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#14 posted 04-05-2014 12:11 AM

Lowes sells the thicker black rubberized stuff as tool drawer liner.

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