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Jan 03, 2002, 09:36 PM
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Sanding box construction article?

Sometime in the last few months, I saw an article in one of the model mags about building a sanding table (box attached to vacuum that sucks up dust as you sand). A friend mentioned an interest in building one and now I can't find the article. I have looked through most of the last year's "Model Airplane News" and "Model Aviation" and if it was there I missed it. Might have been in EFI, but doesn't seem their style. Anyone see the article and remember what mag it was in? Thanks a bunch,

- - Dave
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Jan 03, 2002, 11:21 PM
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This site might give you some ideas
Jan 04, 2002, 12:06 AM
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Wow that site is good.
I just searched Rafale C. Do you know how hard it is to find stuff on this plane ?

This site found 363 thousand articles.
Jan 04, 2002, 05:39 PM
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I'm almost positive it was in R/C Reports at least 3-5 months ago.

Jan 04, 2002, 08:48 PM
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You prompted me into action!

Last night I retrieved an old plastic storage container from my cupboard, about 12"x10"x2" in size.

I stick the lid on with duct tape and drilled 1/4" holes at 1" intervals in the top. Then I cut a hole in the side, just big enough to be a tight fit around the hose of my vacuum cleaner.

It seemed to work ok when I tested it by sanding a chunk of balsa over it. Time will tell if it works well enough.

It took 1 episode of Third Rock from the Sun to complete.

Jan 07, 2002, 03:00 PM
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Thanks. I didn't think of looking in R/C Reports, since they usually have product reviews rather than construction articles. But there it is (even mentioned on the cover) from about 4 months ago.

- - Dave

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