|Project by dbhost||posted 10-24-2009 04:15 AM||3211 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Just wanted to show off more of the shop organization than a real woodworking project per se… I needed to straighten out the line from my dust collector, to my separator, and as always, maximize floor space. I did both tonight using scrap lumber, and simple metal L brackets.
Does this count as fine woodworking? Duh… No. But this is something I had never seen anyone else do before.
I simply took a piece of 3/4 ply that had been previously used as a tool stand mount board / table top for my planer (now on the tool stacker project listed a couple of weeks ago). Some hurricane Ike fence scrap 2×4 cutoffs for legs, and some National Hardware L bracket braces that have been in my shop for at least 10 years. This all came together in the matter of about a half hour including setup and cleanup time.
The compressor fits neatly under the stand, and all compressor controls operate freely. Noise is no worse than it was with the compressor on the floor.
Room between DC and ceiling is a mere 1”, but that was designed in that way.
I have seen the teeny 1 HP side bag type DCs set up on wall mounted shelves, but this is the first stand for a DC I have ever seen. Just thought I would post this and maybe give some folks an idea for something they could do to save some precious shop floor space.
-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com