I should start by saying that I have a pretty big home shop (35×50, with attached equipment room), but I also have quite a bit of “stuff”. I am trying to use approx. half of it for woodworking and that means I need to move my rider motorcycle and lawn mower out and in.
So I felt I should build a place for DC, clean air and clamps. You know, things you need much of the time. I built the separator on a 55 gallon drum and put the HF DC head up in the top of the enclosure. Filter and bag are next to it with a drawer for air stuff under that. Two gates just above floor level, as I can’t run my pipes overhead. Should meet my need pretty well, and I have enough hose to work with dust collection in the driveway if needed!
Front of the station has a dry erase board for doodling and numbers I need to remember (minor stroke last year). Under that is the area for some of my clamps. Peg board on sides and lower front to provide air around DC motor and for a few tools.
Coming from a mostly metalworking background, this is a big learning adventure. I am hooked!
Now to put the clean air up top and get it plumbed in…
-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!