Dust collector (Dust Deputy)

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Surprised how well this unit works. Got the bucket from my neighbor, ordered the Dust Deputy and bought the particle board and new shop vac hose. And I copied a picture of one of these. Some difficulty with getting the 10gal shop vac to sit in the well with stability. I used two pieces of particle board with one being cut out to receive the bucket and vac. Eventually had to put the wheelless foot pads back on the shopvac for stability and make pads for them to sit on. My bride has difficulty w/breathing so I have to do what I can to help negate dust. Air filter is not to far off. Really would like to find plans for a medium sized filtering system thats 115-120v.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 10:09 PM

This looks like a good system and very tidy. I like that. I almost said it would be easier to move with some castors on it but close observation indicates it already hase those. Good job.

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 11:12 PM

Nice job on that dust collector, Don.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 11:34 PM

Thanks. The flowers really should go to the gent on google user content whose picture I copied. It was fun figuring out relative sizes and proportions. I knew the size of the dust deputy from their web site so I went from there. By the way, that huge Delta dust collector in the background is not mine, just mine to use. Turn it on and it cleans your neighbor’s garage!

-- DonB

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#4 posted 10-15-2012 12:11 PM

Nice job,

There are a lot of home built inexpensive air filters on here if you scroll through some lumber jocks shops. I made mine out of old material left over from a few projects, and sized it to fit common furnace filters with a small 110 blower motor inside.
Good air filtering is time well spent.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#5 posted 10-15-2012 03:21 PM

Great project been meanionmg to make the same for myself since I saw the plan in one of the QWoodsmih books. Great work

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 10:37 PM

I’ll bet this works gr8. Keep that nasty dust outta the lungs

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 06-27-2013 08:11 PM

Looks like a very good roll around cart.
Nice job.
I have had the Dust Deputy for about a year. Works great and would recommend it to everyone.
The platform I made was attached to one of the castor sockets. It works OK, but if I redo it I will put both the vacuum and the Dust Deputy on one base like you did.

-- John, Illinois,

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