Ultimate Downdraft Table Build

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  • Published: 02 November 2019
  • Woodworking sucks better with the ultimate downdraft table. Now I can sand cutting boards all day long without wearing a mask. I modified my dust collection system in a previous video to accommodate the new 6" connection and flexible hose. I start with a section of SCH40 6" PVC pipe that is used for the manifold. The design incorporates my 5/8" DIA soft silicone rubber bumpers for the work surface. The super grippy silicone provides effective vibration control and protects the wood surface from marring. I made the top part removable so that if a tool or pencil falls inside I can just lift off the top and retrieve it. The dust collector I have is a 3hp impeller type which provides over 2000 CFM capacity. The first sanding test was a success. Air flow distributed evenly across the entire surface. I will sanding many cutting boards in the breeze. ending music by soundcloud.com/theinfiniteis
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Comments • 178

  • CoaSoft
    CoaSoft  1 hours back

    I went back and read ALL the comments. I am still rolling on the floor. More funny than that is my wife and I guessing just what is being said in languages we can’t read. Our guessing is even funnier than actually knowing........//ji

    • CoaSoft
      CoaSoft  2 hours back

      I had to pause almost at the end. This is the first time I have ever been completely exhausted just watching a build. HFFcom, youdaman. //ji

      • FIRST TIME TECH
        FIRST TIME TECH  4 hours back

        why the hell did you go through such a labour for the simplest of thing

        • hffcom
          hffcom   4 hours back

          the silicone work surface is incredible. I had been designing this for a couple years. had the bumpers custom made to spec. not so simple but wait for the demo.

      • bigniper
        bigniper  8 hours back

        Brilliant build if you have a few hundred dollars for material and a few thousand dollars worth of machinery. can think of half a dozen ways to do the same thing ( suck dust up ) might not be as pretty but will do the same job alot cheaper in Time and Materials.

        • Growler6t9
          Growler6t9  10 hours back

          Are we in the Twilight Zone or what? BTW, you have a nicely equipped shop. And that's what I call a belt sander.

          • 1mesik
            1mesik  11 hours back

            ten člověk neví co s časem , větší blbost jsem už dlouho neviděl

            • Lal Sindu
              Lal Sindu  17 hours back

              Expensive carpenter .Good brilliant

              • vivaberthaga
                vivaberthaga  19 hours back

                When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all. Theodore Roosevelt

                • Alan ASTBURY
                  Alan ASTBURY  1 days back

                  Dude really good job for us insomniacs

                  • cindersfella
                    cindersfella  1 days back

                    nice concept and workmanship , a suggestion for around the pipe is to fill it with resin. also like the scooter wheels, who's scooter did you get those off

                    • george cougnoux
                      george cougnoux  1 days back

                      genial

                      • james hoobler
                        james hoobler  1 days back

                        that is awsome

                        • warren walker
                          warren walker  2 days back

                          add some light to your place it will help

                          • Toea Gabriel-Remus
                            Toea Gabriel-Remus  2 days back

                            material si munca irosite degeaba....

                            • Roger Dickinson
                              Roger Dickinson  2 days back

                              I used plastic snow fence from Home Depot but that left burnishes on the wood so I added those 2' x 2' kids rubber interlocking play matts and cut 3" diameter holes with the hole saw.  It still worked.  All I needed to do was change direction of the dust, not suck a gallon of paint from the shelf.

                              • warren craig
                                warren craig  2 days back

                                biggest waste of time and material i've ever seen

                                • Taylor Walker
                                  Taylor Walker  1 days back

                                  you're the biggest waste of time and material I've ever seen

                              • Jo Can
                                Jo Can  2 days back

                                To me you spent too much time and effort making it like a piece of furniture. It is just a workshop tool. It does look good though.

                                • Joseph Fields
                                  Joseph Fields  2 days back

                                  If you employed some small quantity (.5 Kg) of dry ice you could visually demonstrate for your viewers the downdraft quality of your system.

                                  • hffcom
                                    hffcom   2 days back

                                    I bought a pom pom at the dollar store but I think your idea is better

                                • ElTelBaby
                                  ElTelBaby  3 days back

                                  ... Brilliant Table, well thought out ...

                                  • Antoine G
                                    Antoine G  3 days back

                                    Beaucoup d'emmerde pour pas grand chose

                                    • Jupiter Ho
                                      Jupiter Ho  3 days back

                                      exibicions man,simple job.....1000maquinars fron one cajon,,jajaja

                                      • Ricardo Kratschmann
                                        Ricardo Kratschmann  3 days back

                                        Falta de serviço. Gastar tanto tempo e material para esta finalidade!

                                        • Евгений Савинко

                                          Превосходно УВАЖАЕМЫЙ СУДАРЬ БАТЬКОВЇЧЪ !!
                                          :-)


                                          благо даръствуемъ за сей трудъ - создание сего материала и предоставление простымъ-честьнымъ людямъ ! :-))


                                          удачи да Успеховъ ещё и ещё ! да УМНОжения ЛЮЮЮБВИЇИ ДА СЪЧАСТЬИЇИЯ !!!

                                          https://youtu.be/mk235vNZlcU

                                          можъ почерпнёшь УВАЖАЕМЫЙ БРАТЪ идеи для СВОИХЪ задумокъ :-))

                                          https://youtu.be/cUBLO42oWhs

                                          https://youtu.be/T7dGu04skZQ

                                          https://youtu.be/kKzXgUv-GN4

                                          https://youtu.be/22gLhZvec9E

                                          • ZEUS 8611
                                            ZEUS 8611  3 days back

                                            ... 2:04 ... It's a TRAP ...! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmRKmghn7W8

                                            • The HAZET Garage
                                              The HAZET Garage  3 days back

                                              Oh my goodness, the way is the goal ...

                                              • HolzMichel
                                                HolzMichel  3 days back

                                                the rubber bumpers on the outer edge should be an 1/8th to a 1/4 inch taller than those in the middle...keeps the work on the table and from jumping off onto the floor. as the bumpers age they will get dust embedded in their contact surfaces to the work and the work will migrate all over the table.
                                                also, i would run a smaller diameter hose the to sander which would eliminate the need for either the dust bag on the device itself or a vacuum connection.

                                                • 7A
                                                  7A  4 days back

                                                  i have no idea what this thing is, but i must say, that is some really nice plywood.

                                                  • Fatih Özçelik
                                                    Fatih Özçelik  5 days back

                                                    made up a job of unemployment. Total material waste

                                                    • blendraphi
                                                      blendraphi  7 days back

                                                      Great job!

                                                      • Andrew Holdaway
                                                        Andrew Holdaway  7 days back

                                                        And might we say, mighty impressive hose.

                                                        • Robert Langley
                                                          Robert Langley  7 days back

                                                          Wayyyyyy too much work, I wouldn’t live long enough to ever finish it. Maybe they could just bury me in the damn thing. I’d have the strangest but best looking casket in the whole cemetery tho, ya know everyone would just be dying to get in there.

                                                          • Jeff Bob
                                                            Jeff Bob  7 days back

                                                            Great build! That table will last a lifetime.

                                                            Can I ask why the opening of the vacuum tube inside the table was facing up rather than down? Seems like any dust/debris that isn't initially caught by the vacuum will just end up settling at the bottom.

                                                            • Jeff Bob
                                                              Jeff Bob  7 days back

                                                              @hffcom Makes sense. I think I'm going to build a similar table for my welding projects.

                                                            • hffcom
                                                              hffcom   7 days back

                                                              I am also going to use this table for routing which is going to produce a lot of heavier chips that might get stuck on the inlet screen which is there to prevent tools and pencils from falling into the system. the upright position will make it easier to maintain the inlet screen and airflow is less constricted. I will have to manually vacuum out the inside periodically which I am fine with. with this configuration the heavier chunks of debris will likely fall to the side as opposed to getting stuck on the inlet which is efficient for production.

                                                            • Egons Baumanis
                                                              Egons Baumanis  7 days back

                                                              My thought as well

                                                          • andrew sv
                                                            andrew sv  1 weeks back

                                                            you know the word - pizdec - no other words

                                                            • Kurt Wöhrle
                                                              Kurt Wöhrle  1 weeks back

                                                              Was ist Das?

                                                              • Chefm4477
                                                                Chefm4477  1 weeks back

                                                                I've wanted to use the same concept and incorporate it into my outfeed table. I also like your two Tablesaws joined together!

                                                                • TheWoodcutter34
                                                                  TheWoodcutter34  1 weeks back

                                                                  Well i'm about to tick a lot of people off, What I want to know is why didn't he just go out and but a cheep Chinese table to go along with all the rest of his Chinese tools? Been woodworking now for around 50 years and I have 2 tools in my workshop made in china. Didn't buy ether one. Your table is good looking But like other people say you went twice around the barn to get to the house. A lot of over kill. I have two rooms in my shop each 6" by 10' One just for sanding and the other for finishing each has there own exhaust blower.

                                                                  • Техно Комплекс Метрия

                                                                    Ну и хрень. Наверно ему делать нечего.

                                                                    • Kevin Park
                                                                      Kevin Park  1 weeks back

                                                                      that was so epic... f*ckin fantastic build!

                                                                      • cxcevents
                                                                        cxcevents  1 weeks back

                                                                        this video gave me anxiety 3 seconds in. one of the biggest things shop teacher taught us is that it is EXTREMELY dangerous to cut round objects with any kind of circular saw. im not saying you shouldnt be doing it. just commenting on how it made me hurt to watch it. im sure people with enough experience and knowledge of safety can do it well. like you did.

                                                                        • Patrick Halseth
                                                                          Patrick Halseth  5 days back

                                                                          Agreed, cutting pvc like that has a pucker factor of 11.5 on my spinctometer. Also, for the love of God, lose the gloves when your on a machine. Those things will turn a booboo into a career ending injury. I've watched it happen.

                                                                      • Taunter Atwill
                                                                        Taunter Atwill  1 weeks back

                                                                        How elaborate, what's wrong with a top with holes in it? :-))

                                                                        • Robert W.
                                                                          Robert W.  1 weeks back

                                                                          There we have that word again "ULTIMATE"! If I had a dollar for every time that word has been used of The Tube, I'd be very rich. Still a "Great" build however 👍

                                                                          • J Fred Beck
                                                                            J Fred Beck  1 weeks back

                                                                            I keep thinking the PVC is upside down. Crud will pile up around it I guess? If it were facing down I think you would get better draft. Could be wrong.... I guess best thing would be to wait to lock it down, rotate to compare? Whatever.. fun to watch, glad I'm not the only one who over engineers things

                                                                            • Allan Peda
                                                                              Allan Peda  1 weeks back

                                                                              Something like , but in steel, this would be great for welding!

                                                                              • Alexander Voloboev
                                                                                Alexander Voloboev  1 weeks back

                                                                                Изделее интересное, понравилось как точно перепроверяет.

                                                                                • mojo65
                                                                                  mojo65  1 weeks back

                                                                                  overbuilt shop furniture....but a nice display of technique and craftsmanship.

                                                                                  • Dan G
                                                                                    Dan G  1 weeks back

                                                                                    #1 expenditure on this project?
                                                                                    4,000 cutting board feet.

                                                                                    • hffcom
                                                                                      hffcom   1 weeks back

                                                                                      actually 375 cutting board feet. the biggest cost was the 6" pvc upgrade on the dust collection system. that was almost $400 on the credit card

                                                                                  • Weary Traveler
                                                                                    Weary Traveler  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Looks like someone just loves to play with their tools!

                                                                                    • Luis Urbina
                                                                                      Luis Urbina  1 weeks back

                                                                                      “I will be sanding many cutting boards IN A BREEZE”. Brilliant!