So now that I purchased the Dust Collector from Rockler, the next phase of this multi-faceted project was to store it . I needed the following features of installing a dust collection system in my shop
It needed to mobile
It needed to drastically improve my dust collecting capabilities in the shop
I needed to remedy my constant need to clean the shop especially when it came to the dust.
It needed to reach all my major tools that I have now and ones that I plan on purchasing in the future.
As I usually do for any project I take the following steps before I decide on what to make and how to make it.
Make Plans to assist with the build
Buy Project Supplies
While scouring the internet I came across this concept from a YouTube channel simply named Evan&Katelyn where they build this awesome cart out of construction lumber and plywood and it solves most of my problems.
Its basically a wall mounted on a mobile base where they hang all there dust collection equipment, everything from the same system that I will be using and a tone more such a a hanging shop vac, all accessories for the Dust Right System all neatly organised on a double sides wall.
Below you can see the YouTube video
As I usually do I went to Sketchup my 3D design software and drew up a set of plans and cut-lists and so forth, I will be making these plans available in the near future.
Although the video was a tremendous help they never told me what the dimensions were and anyway I needed to modify this cart so it would function in my work-space.
My design can be broken into 3 main assemblies
The Base (needs to be mobile so I added 3”castors)
Below you can see the 3D representation of the cart
I needed to go to my local big box store and get the supplies that I needed and here is what you need to make this cart
(QTY 2) 4’x8’x3/4” plywood
(QTY 6) 2” X 4” X 8’ construction grade lumber
(QTY 4) 3” Castors
1-5/8” screws (1 Box)
NEXT : PHASE 4 THE BUILD………………..