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Project by Upgrayedd posted 12-07-2015 02:46 AM 1360 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I considered building the Shop Notes / Woodsmith Plans version but decided it was too much work. It would of taken me the better part of a day.
(Shop notes)

I went just about as simple as possible, and while it doesn’t look as nice, it works just fine for me.
I strapped the cyclone and shop vac to the cart with bungee cords so nothing is moving, and I can still empty the cyclone bucket, and check my shop vac filter very easily.

dimensions:
base: 17” x 29”
vertical: 14” x 28”, with 4 1/2” x 25” side support

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.





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Bill_Steele

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#1 posted 12-07-2015 06:23 PM

I think you’ve done a good job here. You’re right that the Shop Notes version takes time to build. I built this one but I cut some corners to save time.

Your cart has the same basic functionality and most importantly your use of 2 buckets allows you to access and empty the bucket quickly. You saved alot of time by not having to create a layer of the base that is recessed to hold the bucket and shop vac.

Did you create a grounding mechanism? I noticed the washer, wire, and the metal tape. When you use the vac, do you just make sure the washer is on the ground? Does this work to reduce static electricity?

Thanks,
Bill

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Upgrayedd

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#2 posted 12-07-2015 06:55 PM

Thanks for the comments. For me this project was about how quickly I could get my cyclone kit hooked up and minimize the dust in my garage. I just wanted it done. I’m still in the process of setting up a functional shop and I’m not looking for bells and whistles right now.

Yes, I just put the washer on the ground when in use. I followed the directions on the Cyclone Kit. I’m not sure if there is a better way to do it. I know it works and knocks out the saw dust before it gets to the vacuum.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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Richard

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#3 posted 12-08-2015 09:09 PM

I need to make something like this but I am kind of leaning to the stacked version to save space.

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Upgrayedd

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#4 posted 12-08-2015 10:00 PM

I considered the stacked version too… it looks handy.

What I finally built is a pretty tight package for my small shop (garage). I’m happy with it. I was worried about the stacked version being less stable. Tipping (?)

My dimensions are:

Base: 17” x 29”
vertical: 14” x 36” with 4 1/2” x 25” side supports.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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