Down Draft Table

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Re: Down Draft Table

Postby sansspaceship » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:21 pm

Thanks, Stud; Yes I have my fair share of the anal-retentive gene. :D


Been a bit long between updates; but Jan was flat strap, and I am currently away from the shop until early April.

I did get all the fold-able lip installed along the three edges of the top over xmas. (sorry no photos… forgot to take some before I left)

So now it is just down to electrics and paint.

Will give another update in April.

Cheers,

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Re: Down Draft Table

Postby sansspaceship » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:32 pm

Sorry for the long delay between posts, spent a lovely few months in NSW working remote to get out of the heat (albeit the fires have cause their fair share of trouble in the area where we were staying).

Raced back to the NT, a few weeks ago - as wanted to be home if we needed to go into lock down. Much better for ones mental health when one is around their workshop.

Anyway hope everyone and their family's are well and safe during these Dark Times.

Have got back on track with the downdraft table - on the home stretch now :D

A few jobs done, in the back ground:

- Cut and access panel hole in one of the sides, to mount the electrical bits (a bit of an after thought, but just made life a little easier).

- Started the paint - nothing fancy just good old spray bombs from Bunnings, using an etching primer and hammer tone finish to hide any sins.

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Re: Down Draft Table

Postby sansspaceship » Thu May 14, 2020 9:51 pm

Well calling it done ! a few small details to clear up but good enough.

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Here you can see the fold down top, for when you get those bigger items.
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Suction isn't as good as I wanted it - I think the large filter has been manufactured with the membrane facing the wrong way - I will need to go back through my purchases and see if it was my stuff up or theirs. Still usable and will certainly keep the dust down, but just want my 3000/m3 minute :)

Anyway as I said would be a bit of a slow build, due to having to learn some new skills like tig welding and the like - pretty happy with the final outcome - painting is a bit patchy due to only using rattle cans - and knowingly doing it with to much humidity in the air - but I needed to get it finished, so wasn't going to wait for the dry season.

Hope someone found it interesting along the way.

Cheers,
Adrian

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Re: Down Draft Table

Postby strud » Fri May 15, 2020 5:41 am

Wow, a very nice result in the end indeed!

Have you had time to use it yet?

Will it filter out smoke? If so you could solder or similar on there as well.

Well done !!

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Re: Down Draft Table

Postby OverTheTop » Fri May 15, 2020 9:30 am

Very industrial looking. Nice job 8)
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