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Project by bluekingfisher posted 591 days ago 3503 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three or four weeks back I installed my dust collection duct work, what a god send. I can’t believe the difference it has made to my enjoyment in the shop and can’t believe I did not make this a priority first off.

So, to continue in the war on dust theme I in a two pronged effort made some extra shop projects. 1. To assist in the clean up and collection of dust and 2. To try to make a dent in the large quanitity of scraps of timber and ply/MDF that are always in the way.

Simple projects and would not normally have posted but a couple of guys asked that they let them know how I got on when I started my dust collection.

First up is a cart to hold both my vac and collector can. I modified the plan from one of the Woodsmith books which had a similar cart but built to house a can with a cyclone. I had the castors for this one, the plan suggested 3” lock castors but mine were 2- 1/2” with no lock. The ply was cheap packing crate 3/8” stuff laminated two sheest together and a 1/8” sheet of hardboard either side to give me an inch thickness.

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





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Sandra

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#1 posted 591 days ago

“Simple projects and would not normally have posted”

I’m so glad you did post this. For newer members like me, these ‘shop’ pieces are exactly what we need.
Thanks

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Don W

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#2 posted 591 days ago

I agree with Sandra. Even the simplest of post can spark ideas. That is some nice work and I thank you for sharing it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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bluekingfisher

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#3 posted 591 days ago

Sandra, Don thanks again folks, I appreciate the kind words

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

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mustang6tee8

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#4 posted 591 days ago

It’s so simple- and incredibly useful. My shop vac has worthless casters, I need to build one of these. Thanks for sharing.

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bluekingfisher

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#5 posted 591 days ago

Mustang – your welcome, I had the same problem except the collector can had no castors so I had to carry the can and wheel the vac. I don’t know how many times I tripped over the trailing cord and hoses.

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

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scarpenter002

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#6 posted 591 days ago

Thanks for sharing Blue. This is a great little project. It is always such a pain to keep all the pieces together and now you have motivated me to take the plunge on a similar project.

-- Scott in Texas

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bluekingfisher

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#7 posted 590 days ago

Scarpenter – your welcome pal, it definately works for me, like you say keeps all the stuff in the one place and less of a trip hazard.

Good luck with yours and have fun.

David

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

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Hadders

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#8 posted 590 days ago

This is fantastic and inspiring. I am inspired.

-- Hadders - "Arghh! Where's my persuader?"

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kjf48197

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#9 posted 590 days ago

I built one of these, The only difference is mine is stacked to cave on floor space.

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bluekingfisher

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#10 posted 589 days ago

Hadders – Glad to be of assistance, its and easy build, a weekend should see it done. Definately worth the effort.

David

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

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bluekingfisher

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#11 posted 589 days ago

kjf48197 – I think I can recall seeing a stacked set up, most probably yours. I kept mine as is because it parks neatly beneath the overhang of my RAS table.

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

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kizerpea

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#12 posted 589 days ago

David looks like you have been bizzy with all the projects posted….keep up the good work..an keep posting those projects.

steve

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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bluekingfisher

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#13 posted 589 days ago

I will indeed Steve, working on a wall hung plane till right now so will post up for you to see when I’m done.

Thanks again buddy, have fun

David

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

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