|Forum topic by CharlieM1958||posted 07-10-2010 02:05 AM||1376 views||2 times favorited||19 replies|
07-10-2010 02:05 AM
I made a couple of little shop improvements today.
In case you have not seen it, I was in Lowe’s yesterday and stumbled upon a little Shop Vac they were selling for $19.99. On one hand, I figured you can’t get much for $20. On the other hand, what have you got to lose at that price? My immediate thought was to hang this up next to my router table, plug it into the automatic outlet on the router table, and not have to worry about dragging around the hose on my dust deputy every time I have a small table routing job. I have to say this little thing really SUCKS… in a good way!!
These other two photos are of my direct ripoff of Fat Toad's idea. I modified the construction a bit, making mine all 1/2” plywood, with a 1/4” MDF bottom. I wanted to make it not too heavy since it was going to attach to the aluminum rails. I drilled three holes in the end of the cast iron table, so that most of the weight would be supported that way. I also did away with the hinge, installing a keeper strip on the bottom of one side of the lid. With the keeper strip on the right, table edge on the left, and a small rail lip in back, the lid fits snugly in place, but is easy to tilt up or remove completely.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"