OK, guys, since there are no projects going on I thought that I would start this for forum discussion.
I built a stand for my new DeWalt 735 planer. I still have two drawers and doors for the front to build, then pop some finish on it to provide some protection. I will then install the infeed/outfeed tables and an iGaging 510 on the planer and remount it to the stand. Hopefully, I will get some ďme timeĒ this weekend to finish up, in spite of the heat.
Iíll admit that I have been putting this chore off.
Now for the discussion:
I will be eventually hooking up an Oneida Dust Deputy to address the dust collection for the 735. Since I have little or no free floor space I will be going up (as opposed to out) with the DD and the old 16 Gallon Craftsman shop vacuum that I will be using.
Now there are several ways to do this. One is to build a roll around cart to stack the shop vac and the DD on. This makes it very portable, light and compact. A good example of this would be the build from Jayís Customs Creations. Make a Shopvac and Cyclone Shop Cart | Jays Custom Creations
The down side type of arrangement is the noise from the shop vac. Although not as bad as some, this shop vac can still be annoying and I would prefer to muffle the noise as much as possible. However, in order to accomplish this I will have to build some sort of a cabinet to enclose the vacuum. There are a lot of designs out there (youtube). Some use sound deadening and some use baffles to suppress the sound. Some use a combination of sound deadening and baffles. However, my footprint would increase slightly, the unit would be taller, and it would be heavier and more bulky to move around.
So, letís discuss, specific, practical examples of how some of you have or would addressed this issue,
Valid pros and cons on the means and methods of sound suppression.
Source of low cost sound deadening material, if it is used,
Other non-sound deadening solutions designs, etc.,
Just to get juices flowing.
If we can come to a consensus and as a group nail down a design I will undertake to do a step by step photo tutorial and build the unit.
This will get me the best bang for the buck based on collective experience and hopefully provide some incentives for the newer or less experienced members.
Here is a photo of what we will be working with for this project.