Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Portland Oregon Metro Area
Parallelogram Bed Design
Ditto on what TomCT2 said!
Do you know what a jointer with a parallelogram bed design looks like? That is what you would have to design instead of using hinges. It is probably easier just to have good seal at the top of the bucket and unseal it each time you want to empty the bucket.
If you have a lot of time, energy, mechanical ability and like puzzles, then by all means include the parallelogram design. I will warn you the design is much easier than the implementation. If you use metal instead of wood parts, it will work better and last a lot longer.
Someone on this forum (I think this forum, maybe it was on the Thien forum, don't quote me on that), designed one for their dust collection barrel. So, it can be done. I remember that it was raised up and down using a power drill...
If you do make one, please post photos and tell us how it turns out.
Ain't technology grand........when it works.