Shop Vacuum Tower

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Project by arnd posted 04-19-2016 10:31 AM 5074 views 25 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I’d like to share my last workshop improvement with you, because I merged a few concepts:
- Shop Vacuum Cyclone Cart
- Shop vac silencer
- Air Filtration
- Vac Boom Arm

I was annoyed about the vacuum cleaner and cyclon on the floor. Constantly the hose located at the feet. When I worked alternately with multiple machines, the cable and the hose have all involved tidy. I wanted to realize a suction arm, the power and tubing sets such as the Festool ASA1200 directly over the work area.

Thus, the vacuum cleaner is not too hot in its box, the fan draws the warm air from with.

First, I wanted to slip the middle part carpeted, but the soundproofing is already OK.

I hope you find suggestions


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#1 posted 04-19-2016 11:11 AM

Very clever design and nice workshop.

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#2 posted 04-19-2016 11:56 AM

Coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time – and I need something just like it for my new shop! I will be working on it this weekend! Thanks for sharing this idea (I have a shop vac with broken wheels that will be perfect for this application)...

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#3 posted 04-19-2016 12:07 PM

Very cool idea – love the concept – thanks for sharing ;) gives me a few new ideas

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#4 posted 04-19-2016 01:23 PM

Brilliant! What a fantastic idea. My space is much tighter, but I too would prefer to have the hoses overhead. Thank you for sharing, and I might just try this with my Cyclone.

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#5 posted 04-19-2016 02:42 PM

great idea im working on a new assembly table now and was thinking of how to do an over head vac line,as you say the hoses are always under foot or in the way,so i may steal some of your design elements.thanks for sharing this.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 04-19-2016 02:45 PM

I like it, everything you need in one place, with a few extras added in. Nice work

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#7 posted 04-19-2016 02:56 PM

That is such a creative way to handle your dust and a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 04-19-2016 09:25 PM

Very cool setup.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#9 posted 04-19-2016 10:10 PM

That’s think outside the box for sure, looks like a great feature with limited floor space taken up. Nice job!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#10 posted 04-20-2016 02:19 AM

That looks like an exceptionally good idea. Great work.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#11 posted 04-21-2016 01:09 AM

Love it! very thoughtful

-- always learning

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