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Project by sansoo22 posted 02-02-2020 06:00 PM 1049 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an old project I didn’t think I had pics for but found them while doing some clean up on the computer. This is one of my first wood working projects ever. I want to say its my 3rd one.

This is a modified design of the Jay Bates cart. Made from 3/4 ply except for the vertical supports which are poplar.

The one thing I never liked about a lot of these vertical style carts was the foot print of the casters. They looked like they would tip over easy so I built my own style base.

Since this was and still is my only dust collector I also wanted it wired for power so i could incorporate a foot pedal.

And if I was wiring for power I didn’t want it completely sealed off so the tray that holds the wand extensions has a little finger hole panel that can pop out and you can get to the outlet wired in at the bottom.

This thing is pretty tall but so far never come close to tipping. Emptying the vac is quite easy as well. It doesn’t need done often but if im sucking up hand plane shavings there is a good chance they end up in the vac for some reason. All in all not a bad build for a novice I’d say.





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Desert_Woodworker

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#1 posted 02-03-2020 12:37 AM

This project could have not come at a better time for me. It is something that I need to do but…no excuses. A fantastic project with written details and pics.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#2 posted 02-03-2020 05:07 AM



This project could have not come at a better time for me. It is something that I need to do but…no excuses. A fantastic project with written details and pics.

- Desert_Woodworker

Thanks. Glad an old project can still be of help. I forgot to mention I have since added a big gate handle to the cross member just under the attachment holder in the first pic. Makes pulling it around the shop much easier.

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#3 posted 02-03-2020 06:12 AM

These are neat. Everyone needs something like this. A lot of this type cart are made, and yet most of them are just a bit different to serve individual needs. Even more than sleds for the TS, these carts are an example of people rolling their own.

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#4 posted 02-03-2020 02:59 PM

I made one about 5 years ago, but when i made it I thought it would be a good idea to make it horizontal, where the shop vac is next to the cyclone. Dumb idea, it takes up to much space. i’m thinking of making a vertical one like yours in the future. Great job!

-- Rich

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