|Project by Eddy_1287||posted 07-23-2013 08:14 AM||8905 views||55 times favorited||19 comments|
I came across a YouTube video that inspired me to create this beast of a cabinet. The idea that you could quiet the constant drone of a shop vac intrigued me enough to attempt my hand at the project.
After constructing the cabinet itself, I went about designing a couple sound canceling/dampening boards. As this was completely experimental, I used two different baffling ideas to see if one worked better than the other, (one for the intake and one for the exhaust). You can see the intake port at the bottom of the front door and the exhaust is the black vent at the top. I was surprised on how well the cabinet works. You can actually hold a level toned conversation next to the cabinet without yelling.
Along with the accessory shelves, I also added Oneida’s Dust Deputy Cyclone in-line with the shop vac. It does an amazing job of depositing nearly 98% of the debris into a bucket before it gets to the vac.
The main construction of the cabinet is of 1/2in MDF and finished with a couple coats of my favorite colors, John Deere Green and Yellow!!!