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Project by WoodworkGuy posted 10-11-2012 01:50 PM 1917 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With a small shop that doubles as a garage, I need equipment that can easily be moved out of the way. I’ve used a shop vac with HEPA filter and collection bag for years and purchased one of Rockler’s dust collectors (which does a great job with the TS, router table, sanders, etc.).

While they work great, they were a little unwieldy to move around, so I went through the scrap bin and assembled a cart to corral both items. I used furring strips to partition off each item, which helps to keep them in place on the cart. I left space between them to keep the hose. Since my shop vac had a storage area, I didn’t need to make space for vac accessories. I bolted on four 2” swivel casters (two with brakes) which makes it easy to roll it around and get it out of the way when done. It’s also easy to sweep the floor at the end of the day, as it rolls behind me, all self-contained rather than rolling around separately.

-- Making sawdust and memories through woodworking.





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JesseTutt

811 posts in 858 days


#1 posted 10-11-2012 01:58 PM

Great idea. I have heard that some of the pre vacuum separators cause loss in suction. Have you noticed a drop in ability to pickup shavings?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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Puffin

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#2 posted 10-11-2012 02:07 PM

Nice! I really like the little storage niches on the side and in between for hoses and odd attachments. How do you like the Rockler dust separator? I’ve been wanting to buy/make one.

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workerinwood

2715 posts in 1815 days


#3 posted 10-11-2012 02:20 PM

Good job!! I will be building something similar soon, just got the Dust Deputy from Oneida. It works great, but needs to be stabilized. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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WoodworkGuy

60 posts in 1542 days


#4 posted 10-11-2012 06:07 PM

In response to others thus far:

Jesse and Puffin: I really like the dust separator. It does a nice job and picks up most everything. As long as the pleated filter is clean (which the collection bag inside the shop vac helps with. It works great.

Jack: I have seen several caddys for the Dust Deputy. Check WOOD and Woodsmith, I think they’ve had ideas for that.

-- Making sawdust and memories through woodworking.

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DonB

295 posts in 1440 days


#5 posted 10-14-2012 11:57 PM

Jack, I just finished a caddy for my dust deputy. Check out DonB. Many styles available like this one from woodworkguy.

-- DonB

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