|Project by DadoDog||posted 12-18-2015 01:17 AM||9818 views||51 times favorited||13 comments|
Here’s my take on a Dust Deputy/Shop Vac cart that was inspired by the excellent design by The2CarGarageShop on this site (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/173058), which is different from most other vac carts in that it has a usable work surface, and no bucket. Instead of a bucket, the dust from the Deputy falls into a airtight section of the cabinet, which is accessed through a hinged door. Rubber weatherstripping maintains a seal, and a window sash lock keeps the door closed tight. Inside I’ve got a clear plastic bin which is very lightweight and slides out for quick and easy emptying. This bin is actually a plastic file container that you can pick up at places like Staples, or wherever you find office supplies. No door for the shop vac compartment yet; I may add this to dampen some of the noise. So far it’s worked well. The suction is fantastic and virtually no debris ends up in the shop vac. I used 2” ABS pipe and one rubber flex fitting for the plumbing.
I made this cart the same height as my table saw, the idea being that it will serve double duty as an outfeed table.