An Amish Dust Deputy Cart
I built this awhile ago and never got around to posting finished pics. Most of the Dust Deputy carts I've seen are horizontal, but I wanted one with a smaller footprint so I could just tuck it away in a corner when I was done.
Here's the whole cart. Nothing special here, just construction grade plywood, glue and screws. That U-shaped tray on top isn't part of the cart - it's just something to lay the hose in to keep it in place on the benchtop if needed. The 1 1/2" PVC is not glued together. I've only gotten something stuck in there once, and it was nice to be able to pull these apart to get it out.
Just a plain 5 gallon bucket here with some copper pipe insulation wrap taped around the rim as a seal. The platform is hinged at the back, so when the toggle clamps are released, the bucket drops down so it can be emptied. Yes, this looks janky - but it works.
Should've take this pic from the other side, but the Shop Vac plugs into a surge protector on the bottom. I can plug in a sander or whatever here without having cords running all over the place.
I'm sure this isn't 100% efficient, but it works like a charm. I've never had anything end up in the Shop Vac canister except for a thin film of dust.