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Project by bluekingfisher posted 11-26-2012 09:18 AM 3996 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 11-26-2012 01:26 PM

“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 11-26-2012 01:55 PM

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 11-26-2012 02:26 PM

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 11-26-2012 03:26 PM

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 11-26-2012 03:37 PM

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 11-26-2012 05:13 PM

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 11-27-2012 09:52 AM

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 11-28-2012 12:37 AM

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 11-28-2012 02:18 AM

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 11-28-2012 09:42 AM

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 11-28-2012 09:45 AM

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 11-28-2012 01:50 PM

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 11-28-2012 01:54 PM

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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