I realized after starting the staining / finishing on my first project that everytime I stained something, everything had to stop in the shop to keep the dust down.
This was difficult-as I tend to want to keep going once Im started up .
So I had this old metal half height shelf with a missing shelf which wasn't doing much except providing a flat surface and I had an idea to convert it to a dust free drying box. You can see its twin off to the right there-it used to be a 6' shelf-but after many moves, it no longer stands straight-so I used it as 2 3' shelves.
I wanted to keep the shelf metal framing, so I built an MDF box on the inside.
Ripped a couple of 2x4s down to make the tray frames, which gave me the opportunity to try the overhead router and drill press setup on the SS-was pretty happy with the frames and the router/drill press operation.
I picked up some 1/4" wood rods from the craft store as grid material and press fit.
Some sizing for the box..
And then height setting and braces to allow the routed rabbets to slide along the braces.
Finally- i just finished off with an MDF cutout to form the cabinet front and drawer covers.
and now have a reasonable dry storage unit to allow me to feed the demon.
I'm already annoyed at the MDF front around the drawers as I can see in continuous use, the edges around the drawers will get flaky-and thats kind of opposite my intention of a dust free dry box...so it will end up being replaced by a nice plywood front and drawer faces at some point.