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Shop Project: Dust Collection Cart with Dust Deputy

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Project by DragonLady posted 1236 days ago 5024 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a vertical mobile dust collection cart to house the shop vac and dust deputy that make up my primitive dust collection system. Looks complicated with hoses going everywhere, but it’s really not.

Had to bungee the bucket down, otherwise it would topple over from the suction. There is a hose union fitting at the top of the post, where I can connect the hose that goes to the source of dust. I did that so that I wouldn’t be pulling on the dust deputy and bucket. Made brackets to hold the 2 1/2 in accessories, as well as the 1 1/4 in accessories from the little shop vac that I’m not using anymore, with an adaptor.

Brackets to hang extra hose from, wheels to roll it around if I need to, and a cord wrap on the backside.

The only thing I don’t like is having to reach under the shelf to turn on the vacuum. The buttons are right in the center of the top, and I have short arms. But they are big buttons, so I can flail around until I hit the right one!

If I had a bigger shop, I probably would have made this into a side by side cart, but space is very limited. This works very well, though.

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!





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jack1

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#1 posted 1236 days ago

You would make Rube Goldberg proud! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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toolferone

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#2 posted 1236 days ago

Looks great! It would be real easy to wire up a switch box with a switched out and a small cord coming out to plug your ext. cord in to. I think going vertical was the better idea. None of us have floor space to spare.

-- Tom, http://www.dreamshopwoodworks.com

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ajsons

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#3 posted 1236 days ago

DragonLady,
I like the platform for the cyclone, great idea.
I am confused about the hose connections, though.
Are the hoses reversed?
i thought the top outlet should go to the vacuum and the one on the side of the cyclone to the tool suction.

-- Armando Senson, Virginia Beach, VA

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NBeener

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#4 posted 1236 days ago

Reminds me just a wee bit of Medusa :-)

Very cool. Very utilitarian looking !

-- -- Neil

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DragonLady

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#5 posted 1236 days ago

oh my god…

Yeah, I have the hoses backwards. Duh.

Yet, it still works great, LOL!

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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bigfish_95008

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#6 posted 1236 days ago

Is the cyclone going the correct direction? I thought the IN was on the side and the OUT on the top. Maybe it doesn’t make a difference. Just asking.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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bigfish_95008

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#7 posted 1236 days ago

When I started my comment there was nothing there. wow change happens fast here.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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plantek

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#8 posted 1236 days ago

Very functional. I love my dust deputy. I have a side by side setup that is actually set up as such for the same reason you have yours vertical… space saving. In my case when all tools are put away mine needs to fit under something so the vertical is out.
One thing I have that will eliminate your need for bungee cords is a milk crate that is screwed to the deck of my cart. The 5 gal bucket lifts in and out easily and does not fall over. Even when I tug on the hose to reposition the cart.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 1235 days ago

Very neat solution to dust collecting. I think I could do that and it would not take any more room than my Shop vac. Thanks for show us your project!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 1235 days ago

GREAT IDEA, I LIKE YOUR VERTICAL IDEA. I’M A VERTICAL STACKER ANYWAY, IF YOU EVER SAW PICS OF MY SHOP YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND. STUFF JUST PILED ON TOP OF STUFF.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Vicki

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#11 posted 1234 days ago

Wow! That’s a first rate DD and SV cart that covers all the bases.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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bigdogg11

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#12 posted 993 days ago

Very nice idea.

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SSMDad

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#13 posted 989 days ago

just saw this posting but great job. This is what I have too and space is definitely a premium. i need to do something like this. haha

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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b2rtch

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#14 posted 618 days ago

my version

-- Bert

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