|Project by Rayne||posted 02-21-2015 02:28 AM||11720 views||15 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my slightly modified Shop Vac Cart that Jay Bates made recently. You can watch his video here: http://www.jayscustomcreations.com/2015/01/make-a-shopvac-and-cyclone-shop-cart/
Actually, the only thing really modified is the height. I’m still debating whether to put something near the top to relieve the stress at the dust deputy. It wouldn’t be hard to install if I needed to. Anyways, this thing is fantastic. By going vertical, I save some valuable floor space while being able to drag around the vac to all of my tools in one piece. I don’t have to worry about picking up the bucket and pulling on the vac anymore.
Oddly enough, majority of my remnants pieces from my Drill Press table and my mis-cuts for my drill press cabinet turned out to be almost EXACTLY the pieces I needed for my Shop vac cart. It was the weirdest thing…I barely trimmed the pieces for the majority of the assembly. I look forward to getting good use out of this. Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking.
Base trimmed from existing piece
Sides and back of base cut and base assembled.
Main support beams from my Drill Press cabinet mis-cuts trimmed and assembled.
Shop Vac and Bucket support cut. I also built the Beam Compass Jay used so I could get a good radius laid out on the ply. It works great, but I need to sharpen the bolt a little more.
Oops…the bucket support didn’t work out. When I measured the radius, I read it from the Outside of the square, instead of the inside that was touching the bucket. All I did to fix it was measure the point at which the curve was the correct width of the bucket, marked it, and used the remant radius cut to get exact cuts to fill in the sides. Oddly enough, this was much better, because it forced the bucket further back and I needed that clearance to get to the power switch on my Vac. Sometimes it just works out that way.
Supports made for the vac and bucket supports.
Basic assembly and test fit to see how everything would work out.
Test fit of the actual equipment. Not bad.
Accessory supports created and installed. This took a lot longer than I thought it would. Thanks to a hole saw that had teeth that was bent outwards, I didn’t have to modify the holes to fit the 2-1/2” accessories. The 1-1/2” was another story…
Accessories fully loaded. Extension supports installed. It’s a little tight, but it comes out easily enough.
And the complete view.