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Project by whope posted 08-16-2020 05:17 PM 1448 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple cart made with 1/2 plywood (21×21) and pine reclaimed off a pallet. The hole size for the Dust Deputy bucket is 10-3/4” in diameter.

I wanted to be able to remove the shop vac so the legs are un-evenly distributed.

Need to come up with a better way of securing the hoses other than duct tape.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.





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Cornfed1341

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#1 posted 08-16-2020 08:39 PM

So your vacuum hose is connected to the dust collector, and then you have 3 external hoses to run to tools? Have you thought about using hose clamps/dryer vent clamps? I have a similar vacuum and am looking to do the same thing.

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whope

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#2 posted 08-16-2020 09:27 PM

It’s an illusion, there’s only 1 hose. In the first photo, it’s up against itself and looks like three hoses. This unit is for general shop cleaning. I have a dust collector setup, but I think I’ll be upgrading it, again, in the Spring.

The hose ends are hard plastic, not just hose. I may put a short screw into them. In the past, I’ve used small zip ties and drilled small holes through the two pieces for the zip strip.

The other option is to cut lengthwise into the outer piece and then use the hose clamp.

The hose going into the vacuum I pried onto the end and used a hose clamp.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 08-17-2020 02:26 AM

I like the stack you have going. My thought is 2 big wheels, and on one side to put a riser handle so you can roll it like a 2 wheeler, and the hoses could attach back to the riser portion. Keeps the foot print small, same firepower, and it could squeeze between machines without any problems. If you can walk between them, you could roll the stack too.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 08-17-2020 03:39 AM

Neat build. The only suggestion I would make is bigger wheels mounted similar to this sketch,

to keep centre of gravity lower, yet provide more mobility.


Need to come up with a better way of securing the hoses other than duct tape.
- whope

If you have ever considered a 3D printer, maybe now is the time as it can be useful in the workshop.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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whope

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#5 posted 08-17-2020 10:38 AM

I agree with both of you about the wheels. The ones I have are small and I may end up doing something about them. The current ones I had on hand, but they don’t roll well on the mats I use.

I would like a 3D printer. And a CNC (no room for this). But first comes what I hope will be my final dust collector upgrade.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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TheDane

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#6 posted 08-17-2020 05:27 PM

I used standard hose clamps to secure my hoses to the cyclone … picked them up in the plumbing department at the local home center..

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Green_Hornut

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#7 posted 08-18-2020 09:38 PM

I would suggest that you keep the hose from the DD outlet to the shop vac inlet as short as possible. Corrugated hoses are notorious for cutting down the vacuum due to friction on the sidewalls. It is not too expensive and i cut mine to just barely make it and there was a noticeable difference in vacuum at the hose end.

I see you used the DD bucket. I tried a Home Depot bucket first and it collapsed almost immediately.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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whope

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#8 posted 08-19-2020 12:19 AM

The hose is about as short as it can be in this configuration. I briefly toyed with the idea of using PVC pipe.

I did spring for deluxe package which came with 2 buckets, 3 wheels, a bit of hose, and bolts to connect it to the side of a shop vac.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 08-19-2020 12:56 AM


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I see you used the DD bucket. I tried a Home Depot bucket first and it collapsed almost immediately.
- Green_Hornut

Even the DD strugles under a good shop-vac. Started with bracing the inside with 6mm MDF,

and followed up on the outside (just 2bsure)

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#10 posted 08-20-2020 08:30 PM

I like using 7 gal pool bucket that come with a screw on top.

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