Dust Collection Cabinet

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Project by jhannum posted 1597 days ago 1491 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first of hopefully many projects I will complete. I built this cabinet to house a shop-vac for dust collection and mount a bench top drill press to. It isn’t fancy, just 2×4’s and particle board I had laying around. I also added a drill holder just so I could keep up with them easier.

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#1 posted 1597 days ago

Nice job. Does the vacuum motor over heat inside there?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1597 days ago

Nice lookin’ cabinet, but like Topa asked, ” where does it get its makeup air from?”, to keep from over heatin’.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#3 posted 1597 days ago

Cool Idea!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 1597 days ago

Thanks! I left two 2” gaps along the full width of the back, I was hoping that would help with overheating.

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#5 posted 1597 days ago

You did a nice job on the cabinet.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 1597 days ago

Good work looks super

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1596 days ago

People’s shop cabinets are looking better than my furniture!


Really nice job. Thoughtful design. Excellent execution.

It would be interesting to know how much sound deadening you think you got out of that.

I’ve saved nearly all the Styrofoam packing material (my wife loves me for this….) that came with any bought-new power tools.

I’ve been thinking about slicing them up, gluing them onto some OSB (or whatever), and building my box to house my DC.

I know I should make a new thread, here (and still might!), but I think my eyeballs are full of baltic birch plywood and whatever they glue it together with … after a lengthy routing session, last night :-p

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 1596 days ago

Well thought out. Great job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 1596 days ago

nice cabinet

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#10 posted 1596 days ago

Particularly like the drill/impact driver storage idea . . . very clever. That Porter Cable looks like a beast.

-- Bob Costello

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#11 posted 1592 days ago

looks pretty good, I would have left more of the back open… needs lots of air movement to keep it cool…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 1561 days ago

neat idea!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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