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Project by Medickep posted 06-29-2014 05:09 AM 6829 views 24 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been on my list for awhile now, as I found myself not using my DD as much as I should due to the fact there were two different units to drag around. This makes it nice and convenient to roll around the shop.

I got the idea from shop notes and this is my interpretation of it. Their plans are for the DD bucket and I have a 25 gallon steel drum I pick up off of Craigslist, which makes mine a little taller. I also bypassed the top flap that rest on the top of the DD as mine sits in place and is not moving! The hole thing rest on four 3” rotating casters, so it moves around great. It has storage for some of the accessories to the shop vac, which is nice when you need them, so you don’t have to hunt around for them!

During this project as a newbie, I discovered I need more practice with my Rigid osculating sander I recently got as well as how to make a perfect circle!! I always seem to see people making awesome circles and I need to learn this I suppose. I traced the drum and the shop vac, took the jigsaw to them and then shaped them with my sander….There not quit perfect!!

-- Keith





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The Box Whisperer

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#1 posted 06-29-2014 10:33 AM

Practical makes perfect! Nice cart! I have a similar setup, although I’d love to get a drum like that. I know you’ve got your big DC setup as well, I think you’ll find this guy still has its place, dual collection points work well on a lot of machines, including your ridgid sander.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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dustyal

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#2 posted 06-29-2014 01:05 PM

I need to make one of these. Have the DD, but need to pick up some ply. And dig around for my shop notes issue that has the plan. I put it some where… Where I wouldn’t forget where I put it.

Well done and nicely modified for your use.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Medickep

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#3 posted 06-29-2014 01:52 PM

Thanks guys , last night I had a vision of glueing some of the rare earth magnets my friend gave me to the shop vac tip and slapping it on tools for secondary DC. I believe the BW does this if memory serves me right!

-- Keith

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Eric_Somerville

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#4 posted 06-29-2014 03:09 PM

Looks great. I saved for future reference.

-- EDS

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Mike Merzke

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 12:19 AM

Looks good, I definitely need to make one of these.

-- Mike Merzke, https://www.merzkecustomwoodworking.com

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MT_Stringer

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 01:06 AM

That looks nice. It should work great for you.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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The Box Whisperer

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#7 posted 06-30-2014 11:29 AM

Yes the magnets work well for me

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Tugboater78

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#8 posted 06-30-2014 03:31 PM

Nice cart, would like to make something similar, but lack space in shop for a rolling cart. I use a 22 gallon, former grease barrel my brother brought back from his work. Mine is stationary.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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bd187

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#9 posted 07-07-2014 06:50 PM

I found this video on youtube… Its very informative

-- Never bite the hand that feeds you, but always watch the hand that's cooking.

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Medickep

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#10 posted 05-01-2015 03:17 AM

I just wanted to post an update for anyone who made or is thinking of making one of these carts. I decided rather than buying a ton of iVacs for each tool, so my shop vac will automatically turn on and off with the tool, I would wire an outlet to the cart. I cut the end of an extension corn and wired it to the outlet. Place the ivac on the cart and plug in the shop vac. Now when I use it I just plug in the tool and run the extension cord to the nearest power source in my garage!

Got the idea from Trevor who had a Dust Deputy cart video on YouTube.

-- Keith

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