Dust Collection Cabinet

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Project by jhannum posted 03-11-2010 08:51 AM 1727 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 03-11-2010 10:42 AM

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

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 03-11-2010 04:21 PM

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 03-11-2010 05:01 PM

Cool Idea!

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

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#4 posted 03-11-2010 05:10 PM

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 03-11-2010 05:12 PM

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 03-11-2010 05:36 PM

Good work looks super

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 03-11-2010 05:53 PM

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 03-11-2010 06:03 PM

Well thought out. Great job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 03-11-2010 07:01 PM

nice cabinet

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#10 posted 03-11-2010 07:13 PM

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 03-16-2010 07:46 AM

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 04-16-2010 03:30 AM

neat idea!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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