|Project by OakHill||posted 03-28-2014 06:50 PM||6021 views||35 times favorited||21 comments|
I searched Lumberjocks and “Google images”, for a Dust Deputy cart that would meet my shop requirements. I was unable to find the right one so this is my version.
The base and shelf are made from ¾ plywood. The vertical support was made from 1×6 Choice pine. The vertical support was assembled and attached to base using the pocket hole method. The cart’s handle and attachments were all located within the vertical assembly in order to conserve space.
The Dust Deputy comes with two pails. The bottom pail is screwed to the shelf. As described by many others, a ring was secured to the lid to reinforce its inherent weak spot.
I replaced the original Ridgid hoses with Ridgid’s 1 ½ inch flexible hose, both for the vacuum line and the interface hose. This size hose works very well for in my shop. The connection with the dust deputy was made using a 2” PVC elbow, a short length of 2” PVC pipe and a 2’ to 1 ½” PVC reducer.
The original Ridgid casters were removed and set aside for future use if needed.
Four 1 ½ Dia. swivel casters were mounted to the base.
Painted to match the shop theme.
Flexible hose kit was purchased at Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Universal-Wet-Dry-Vacuum-Hose-VT2570/100375877
-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com