Shop Vacuum Cyclone Cart

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Project by scarpenter002 posted 07-20-2013 06:47 PM 4055 views 12 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,

Just finished my latest project for my shop. I built a cart for my shop vacuum and mini-cyclone. I also added a tool-activated electrical switch to this unit, so it will turn the vacuum on and off as I do the same with my tool. This was a fun,easy, and very useful project.

This project came from ShopNotes No. 109.

Thanks for looking.

-- Scott in Texas

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#1 posted 07-21-2013 12:04 AM

Looks great Scott. I made the very same cart but it does not look as nice as yours. I just used scrap MDF I had in the shed and painted it white. Such a handy project.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 12:49 AM

Neat set up! Nice work!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 01:14 PM

very cool cart

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 01:16 PM

This is a real nice addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 01:51 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Once I added the cyclone, this became “necessary” as I hook up to my tracksaw and sander. It was such a pain to drag everything around the shop. Also I LOVE the automated switch.

-- Scott in Texas

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