|Project by CyBorge||posted 09-22-2009 03:28 AM||11901 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
I recently bought an Oneida Dust Deputy to go along with my…somewhat lacking dust collection system (AKA a Shop Vac). I learned very quickly that this two-stage setup is extremely clunky, and has an annoying tendency to tip over if it gets a chance. This cart addresses both limitations. It still takes up a lot of space, but at least it’s easy to move now. I intentionally made it a little bigger than necessary so that I can simply lay my extra hose attachments on the bottom next to the vac/buckets.
Construction is pretty simple. It’s almost exclusively 1/4” plywood, glued at all the joints. This stuff was about as warped as a potato chip, so it will be interesting to see how long the sides can hold it flat. The blocks in the corners each consist of three plywood squares glued together, and are only there because I used stem casters that I inadvertently ordered and didn’t bother to send back.
The vac is screwed down with 3” long, #10 sheet metal screws using the factory screw holes intended for the casters. Lining up those holes was the hardest part of the project. I didn’t want to ruin a brand new 5 gallon bucket, so I simply used double-sided tape and a plywood spacer. I don’t think that tape is intended for plywood, though. It seems to be holding right now, but I won’t be the least bit surprised to see it rip free at some point. I can always screw it down later if need be.
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