Mobile storage cabinets & Mobile dust collector

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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 09-09-2009 03:30 AM 3174 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cabinets were made with factory seconds birch plywood and poplar face frames. I don’t normally like painting wood but with the defects in the outer ply and these being strictly for shop storage I thought they would look better painted. The mobile dust collector is a step up from my shop vac and with a small shop this works very well. I made the cart out of scrap birch plywood and electrical conduit as diagonal braces. Nothing as spectacular as some of the other projects on our forum. These two projects are the begining of my new wood shop in our garage. I will post some pictures later of my fishing rod wrapper tables that I made this summer to support my other addiction.

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#1 posted 09-09-2009 04:25 AM

Nothing like going mobile!

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 04:27 AM

These should be a big help

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 04:41 AM

I like the dust collector thingey. I need to make something like that. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 05:51 AM

Units look good. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 06:42 AM

The dust collector from Rockler was $199.00, the hose extends from 3’ to 21’ it was around $40.00 and the 5micron bag was about $30.00. It has 650 cfm and is very quiet and does a great job with my Uni-saw. The stand cost $13.00 for conduit, “T” nuts and 1/4 20 bolts.

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 02:19 PM

Great looking cabinets! I too have wanted to make someing like these that would give so much more storage to a small space. Good job!

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#7 posted 09-09-2009 03:49 PM

Nice! I’d love to see more pictures of the mobile DC set up you have there. I’ve been contemplating buying one of those for a while.

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#8 posted 09-10-2009 01:45 AM

Cory I will add another thread with more detailed pics for the dust collector. I will add some features to the stand and then post this weekend.

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#9 posted 09-10-2009 01:56 AM

Nice looking cabinets. Being mobile helps, especially in small spaces.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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