Really underground garage
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
They are fairly straight fwd builds.Lots of good how-to's around.As mentioned above,the vac system can be accomplished in several ways.
I'm suggesting you seriously look at how the table can dbl as storage,or outfeed table,or anyway....assist your shop in another capacity.Look at the internals....where does the baffel'ing allow you to utilze other parts inside as storage.....and you can keep this storage all about your sanding stuff.Which frees up other shop space.
Next up is your hose issue.I hear ya,they can be a real pain.Our shop ceiling is a little over 10'.......to it are lag bolts shot into framing in a few different places.One of the uses is for hanging heavy,but still bendable wire....to support "things".One of which is sander hoses.It only takes a cpl wire supports in just the right places to keep hoses in check.Took way longer to type than to reach over,grab a wire support.
But downdraft tables are cool....if they're providing other uses.They are falling "out of favor" with certain industrial regs from a cpl of standpoints.But it usually can be done very safely with good 'ole general house cleaning.....don't let dust build-up inside.Good luck,sounds like a fun and very useful shop accessory.
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.