Dust Deputy stand

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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 01-12-2019 06:48 PM 1856 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much to say except that I needed a place to put my Dust Deputy without sacrificing a bunch of floor space. So I used four 20-1/2” extension tubes for my vacuum, two chunks of tubafor, a free piece of plywood, and four wood screws to make a stand. It won’t carry a TON of weight, but I should empty the Dust Deputy often enough that it shouldn’t be a problem.

Thanks for looking!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#1 posted 01-12-2019 06:56 PM

Nice, good thinking on design: functional & space saving, tubafores and all. ( or is it – tubafors, or tubafours?)

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 01-12-2019 07:02 PM

Thanks. I believe it’s tubafors, but I’m not an expert on construction-grade leftovers.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 01-12-2019 07:26 PM

Mission accomplished in a Grand Fashion, congratulations on a job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 01-12-2019 07:48 PM

Good to see you going up in the world Dave.
now your not thinking of 2×4s are you?

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 01-12-2019 07:51 PM

Creative solution Dave…nothing worse than dragging that stuff around the shop.

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#6 posted 01-12-2019 07:51 PM

I’m pretty sure I’m not, Rob. If I were, they would have a dimension that’s two somethings, but they’re not two inches or two centimeters in either dimension, so I think they’re somehow related to the musical instrument, thus tubafors.


-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 01-12-2019 07:52 PM

Thanks, gents. It seemed like a simple enough idea. I’m sure I’ll find some fatal flaw eventually, but for now it seems to work well and collect the dust from my bandsaw pretty effectively.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 01-12-2019 09:08 PM

Smart… Great thinking…Thanks for sharing

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#9 posted 01-13-2019 12:14 AM

Great space saving idea,
I,m always thinking of ways to achieve space saving.
Great stuff.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#10 posted 01-13-2019 01:36 AM

Save room, a cleaner shop = a win, win. Small jobs are the best.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 01-13-2019 01:47 AM

Thanks Joe, Anthony & Dave. And because it’s just gravity holding the shelf on the extension tubes, if I need to take it apart for some reason, that’ll be pretty easy, too.

One of the tubafors had a knot right where I needed to drill the hole. Not sure if powering through that knot with the expanding bit or finding the darned bit in the shop in the first place was the tougher part of the job. I do know I was glad to have the ten-inch sweep brace instead of just the six that used to be my only one.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#12 posted 01-13-2019 05:04 AM

Nice, creative and it works. I call that a win.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#13 posted 01-13-2019 02:32 PM

I’ve been thinking about doing the same thing for my shop built Thien baffle separator. I saw someone on YouTube do something very similar recently but they just used PVC pipe for the supports. I currently just have bungee cords holding my bucket to the top of my shop vac, though my vac has a flatter top than yours does. BTW, If you don’t have your bucket screwed down to the plywood, you might want to use some bungee cords to hold it down. When you are pulling this around your shop by the hose, it is likely to get pulled off and pop open, followed by some swearing.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#14 posted 01-13-2019 02:59 PM

Thanks, Nathan. It’s probably not got to get moved much, so I haven’t worried about strapping it down yet. Do have some 2-1/2” blast gates and tubing on order, though. But all the machines are within a couple feet of each other, so currently I just move the hose from bandsaw to sander and back.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 01-13-2019 03:22 PM

I have one of those and handy as they are, they are a bear to keep upright with the hoses hanging off. I like your idea, stack the vac with the cyclone. There are some nice setups made from plywood that carry it all, but I need to go vertical like you.

Betcha you’ve been saving those tubas just in case you were so inspired 8^)

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