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Project by Pie posted 891 days ago 7497 views 23 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found the plans for the trash can vortex top and the actual cart from one of my ShopNotes magazines. I just recently put it all on a cart and casters. I can suck up a lot of dust, chips etc before I have to empty and the bag in the ShopVac stays fairly empty. I did splurge a a high end bag since I wont be replacing it too often. I have a place for attachments and can easily open the top to empty the traschcan. I am so glad I built this, all from plywood I ripped from the basement when I moved in from the shed I was in …brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Anyways hope this helps and take care.

-- Pie

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#1 posted 891 days ago

Looks like a great set up, Some one was spreading a nasty rumor saying you are Square. Pie R Square LOL

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 891 days ago

LOL, Now that I got a decent tablesaw, you could say I am Square. Before that I was Pie Square Notted,

-- Pie

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#3 posted 891 days ago

Fine looking DC setup

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 891 days ago

I have one just like it. It works great!

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#5 posted 891 days ago

Thanks Don and Yes kjf, It works very nice.

-- Pie

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#6 posted 890 days ago

i like it ! i think i will borrow your idea and add the cyclone to my d c.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 890 days ago

Man, when are you guys going to quit posting brilliant things on here so that I can get off of this computer and actually make some of it?!?
That looks like a great setup, that I seriously need to prioritize as my next project.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#8 posted 890 days ago

Great set up.

-- One can dream, about a passion not yet fully fulfilled!

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#9 posted 890 days ago

Great looking set up! Do you know which issue of shopnotes? I need to do something about dust and this looks like a winner, especially for a good price.

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#10 posted 890 days ago

Awesome job! I have the same shop vac (it’s been a trooper for the past 6 years too) and I got a rockler dust right vortex not too long ago I’d like to put in a similar setup. :)

Which issue of shop notes was it in?

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#11 posted 890 days ago

Thanks for all the compliments. I got the plans for the vortex from Phil Thien's website a year or so ago and he made it out of wood like did if I remember correctly. The cart plans were from ShopNotes Vol. 19 Issue 109. Of course I had to alter the plans due to the size of my vac and larger trashcan but it all came out good. At first I did not add the hose reel holder but I might have to, after i finish my storage bins I found in a different issue of Shopnotes. Glad this can help someone, I know I have gained a wealth of knowledge from all the good people here so I like to post something that might help others.
Like i said I used some scrap plywood, so I feel the price is right. Plus if I have to make a change or make another one, I can do so with no problem.

-- Pie

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#12 posted 890 days ago

Pie are round, cornbread are square. Haaa Haaa

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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