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Project by Oldelm posted 07-01-2012 05:35 PM 2723 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my first post to LJ’s I had asked for some ideas on how to attach a dust deputy. I did’t want to use a side mount because my space is limited. I made this rig out of 1/2 ply and a few hardwood blocks. It doesn’t increase the footprintof the vac by much, doesn’t interfere with the switch of the tool caddy by much a a couple of dowels solved the cord problem. When my wife saw me building it she said it looked liked the Star ship Enterprise. It seems to work just fine and it is easy for me to empty because I have real problems bending to pick up anything. I hope it is useful to others as an idea. Thanks LJ’s for reviewing and commenting on my work. Good or bad it helps us all improve.

-- Jim, Missouri





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HerbC

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#1 posted 07-01-2012 05:47 PM

Beam me up, Jim!

Nice solution.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#2 posted 07-01-2012 06:58 PM

Nice work! I should introduce my vac to yours! They look like family!
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60734

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 07-02-2012 03:20 AM

Very cool idea looks like it works well too. I might have to look into something like this maybe it will save me a few feet of room. Live long and prosper!

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#4 posted 07-02-2012 10:13 AM

This is what I did with mine:

My dust deputy is working very well but since day one the top part becomes unglued all the time. I cannot keep the top glued (in fact I had to re-glue it the day before yesterday again)

-- Bert

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#5 posted 07-02-2012 12:36 PM

B2rtch
Are you saying that the top of the dust deputy is coming apart? I did recognize that there would be some strain on the unit from the hoses and added some ties to at least take some of the hose weight off of the dust deputy. I also think that the bucket lid needs some sort of stiffener on the inside, my plan is to add a 1/4” ply ring to the inside of the lid.if the lid of the dust deputy comes off I think I will just reinforce with some metal L brackets, bolts and washers.
Thanks for your comments

-- Jim, Missouri

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#6 posted 07-02-2012 12:49 PM

The top is glued to the cone and since the first time I used the Dust Deputy the glue joint failed.
I have tried different kind of glue to re-glue it but so far I never found the right glue.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 07-02-2012 01:12 PM

b2rtch
Have you tried PVC pipe cement. I have had some success with similar plastic parts. Use care because the cement is fairly hot (melts plastic) I glued some 5 gallon buckets together to make a tall bucket and it worked well. A friend used it to collect rain water. That was some years ago and it is still in use.

-- Jim, Missouri

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#8 posted 07-02-2012 01:34 PM

Yes, I have used it without any success

-- Bert

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#9 posted 10-14-2012 12:31 AM

i have been thinking about doing something similar, it seems like it isn’t very stable and would tip over easily but for hookup to a machine should be no problem

is it just me thinking that shop vacs should have a cyclone separator built in from the factory

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#10 posted 10-13-2013 02:28 AM

Interesting

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#11 posted 10-13-2013 01:53 PM

cutmantomm it is in fact quite stable. If you are really concerned about the thing tipping over, put some weight (bricks? ) the shop vac.
It has been working very well for me.

-- Bert

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Oldelm

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#12 posted 10-14-2013 11:18 PM

I think it has been a year since I made this rig. There is a small locking device that clamps it to the shop vac handle that keeps it from tipping easily. I have not had a problem moving it around the shop. I usually don’t drag it around outside on the drive to vac the car and such. If I need to use the vac for something outside or in the house I just slip the rig off and use just the vac. It takes seconds to do so. Doing that also gets me to clean the filter and dump the vac. I use it on my table saw , band saw, router, and a saw boss circular saw. With those sizes of debri the vac never needs emptying. I have to open the vac. To clean the filter because it gets caked with the fines. I am a plane and scrapper finisher so I don’t use it for sanding, my hand and sanding blocks don’t have vac attachments. I don’t do a lot of work but I do some every week and it works well for me. Bert’s rig is about the same and he has been using his longer then I. The bricks may be good if moving over rough floors, I’m on a concrete garage floor.
Jim

-- Jim, Missouri

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