|Project by IceCactus||posted 02-12-2013 10:53 PM||2564 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I have tall ceilings in my garage. So when it came time for a dust collector i decided to purchase the grizz 2hp cyclone since i could wall mount it. I figured i could mount it 4ft off the ground and utilize the space below to store things. Great idea, only one problem. Where do you put the dust bin, and how do you make it so its still easily accessible? This is my solution.
The bin sits in a plywood “basket” that swings in a frame. The frame originally was made with plywood but the plywood frame was WAY to flimsy. To solve the problem, i bought a welder and learned some metal fabrication :) I had my dad help me out on my last project (the table saw skate). I figured I would learn how to weld and fab myself on this project.
It turned out great and it works wonderfully. When in storage, the bin sits 52” off the ground, and the frame sticks out less then 2” off the wall. When the bin gets full, i simply unhook the hooks, and the whole bin/frame swings down to the ground so i can easily pull the plastic bag full of sawdust out. I even put some gas struts to help with the weight.
This project took WAY to long to complete, but I am extremely pleased with how it turned out.