After hours (no make that days) of trolling Pinterest looking for ideas for my Dust Deputy I came up with this design. My main goal was to eliminate as many 90 degree turns between the cyclone and the shop-vac.
Well…I was not going to post this…but since it has been so long…maybe it was time to share the good news…after a few tough years we bought a new house.. and.. there is lots of building room! My shop space doubled…and i can SEE …because my electrical works…before I ran my shop from an extension cord connected to the house 30 feet away… This is my first woodworking in my new shop…it will allow me to easily move th...
Overview The three layout boats are done and we modified my brother’s trailer to haul all three of them in a stacked configuration. Our set-up requires a frame to hold three boats, a set of ramps, and a cart. Frame The frame is constructed with pressure treated 2×4’s held together with bolts and lag screws. Each bunk has a strip of wood that mates with the outside edge of the runners of the layout boat. This helps keep the boat aligned on the bunks. The frame i...
I got a start on a whirligig for the 2014 Whirligig Wars. After the proof of concept, I got a few of the parts cut out and then decided some of the parts need to be out of thinner wood. Then a friend of ours passed away. This friend was what I call our church widow. She has absolutely no family, but a prepaid arrangement to pay for the cremation. I decided I should use the walnut drawer fronts I found to make an appropriate box for her remains. Our pastor will be receiving the ashes thi...
Our family likes to have outdoor movies on warm Friday nights. I’ve already built a projector ‘screen’ (piece of plywood painted white and framed with stained deck wood), and have had to construct a projector base out of a plastic storage bin (which contained the projector, the large speaker, and associated cordage) flipped upside-down and propped up to the appropriate angle. My thought is to build the attached image out of PTL. There are no measurements yet as I’m ...
After not getting to work at all Saturday in the shop because of family commitments, I got to work on my project most of the afternoon today. I wasn’t feeling to spunky after not getting back home till almost midnight last night. That was two hours after my normal bedtime. I trudged along and manged to complete the project and declared Victory at about 7:30 pm. I added an additional modification at the last moment for three more attachment storage holes and then decided to use a tub...
Made good progress so far today, made the top and bottom shelves. Drilled the 2-1/2” holes in the top shelf and the 3” cut out for the vac hose. On the bottom shelf, drilled the 1” holes for the dowel rods and cut the 3” slot for the vac hose. Assembled the upright, decided to use my Kreg pockethole jig to assemble the upright and to fasten it to the base. Still have to make the hinged cover that goes over the top of the Dust Deputy. This cover also has a handle c...
Got the base and sub-base cut out yesterday. Had to revise the drawing several times to fit my shop-vac from the original design. Today was mostly a bust on working on the cart. Friend came by and we made a trip over to Mike’s Discount Store to see if anything new had came in. Mike’s is a returns/close out store that stocks about anything you can think of. Most is damaged or NOS, but you never know what your going to find.After lunch got back in the shop for about an hour and...
Florence, AL – Went yesterday and purchased a sheet of 3/4 plywood to begin the cart project. Got it home last evening and started breaking it down to size on the cut table. Had to stop several times and revise the Sketchup drawing since I had originally drew the project based on dimensions from a set of plans from Woodsmithplans. My shopvac is significantly larger than the one used in the original design of the cart. Today will finish cutting the components to size and making the ...
I rarely have a large amount of sheet goods, and when I do it tends to sit around for a limited time. Given that I really don’t want to waste space in my very small shop, so I’ve decided that my wood storage cart should have slide-out base. This is a little difficult to describe clearly so, here’s the picture of the result both closed: and opened: This allows me to squeeze this down to just under 24” with only a couple of sheets stored. It can be pulled out an ex...
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