Ha ha, talk about tedious. Anybody else ever bored 925 holes? It’s the top for a vacuum dust box for sanding.
yea, but do that by hand instead
I did not quite so many once as pockets for 1/4-20 threads using an 1/8" end mill and it took FOREVER!!! Like 4-5 hours…
However, now that I use VCarve and do peck drilling I could kill it in less than an hour I’m sure assuming I needed holes of a certain size and had a bit with a 1/4" or 1/8" shank.
My wife wants one of these, and so do I to keep all of her sanding dust off my motorcycle. Let me know how it turns out, I have a small 2hp dust collector in route to my house as I type and that is one of the places I plan to use it.
I tried to use pegboard once — the problem is the holes aren’t drilled / punched consistently enough for usages requiring precision and accuracy.
Wow, works like a charm. Definitive test, sanded various pieces for half an hour. Ate breakfast, returned to garage after any dust had a chance to settle. Inspected our shiny blue Camaro that was parked 5’ away, it was dust free!!
I shoulda made one of these years ago. (The box, not the car)
Fair, but a top for a sanding table would likely work
I thought about pegboard decided on 3/4 mdf because 1. I always have some on hand. 2. I thought pegboard would sag given the size of the box. 3. I didn’t have any pegboard on hand. Plus it was a good project to try my hand at using grbl Panel and an alternative post processor for F360 CAM.
My Triumph Street Triple looks like a powdered donut
In my wife’s defense she does use shop air and dust off my bike from time to time, but the sanding box is in her near future!
I’m thinking I’ll use whatever MDF I have laying around too. 1/4" holes be enough?
Quarter inch will do it. I put the car on the street on heavy sanding days. Shouldn’t have to now. Hope I can do away with the mask, we’ll see. Hmmm, need a laser particle counter. Ha ha.
What bit were you using and what were the settings? How long did that take?