Exciting news as a slightly late X-Mas present to the shop I have built us a dedicated sanding station with dust extraction!
This project did not cost a single dime and built entirely from things found in the space. The dust collection is thanks to @TechCurious who hooked us up with a donated Shopvac and mini cyclone not too long ago.
It’s on locking casters so can roll around but be stable when you need it to be. The new station has a large power strip on the back for both the shop vac and the various sanders! There are hooks to hold cables and hoses and the main hose comes straight out through the table top. There are dedicated shelves for the sanders on one side and I have made an adaptor for one of the sanders to attach easily to the hose (I will be working on the other sanders soon). Simply insert the hose and tighten down the screw to hold it in place.
Other than the adaptors I would like to get some storage for sandpaper on this cart and hopefully, it will be a nice little addition to the shop.
Just one thing to be aware of I have give the table top a good coat of wax to minimize glue adhesion but please try not to get glue paint etc on the surface, having a flat area to sand on makes things a lot easier so let’s try and keep it that way!
Also, it is built to be level with the bench and the table saw so can be used as additional support, Infeed table etc.
See you around the shop soon!
AMT Workshop Steward