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Cut and assemble the pieces
Trust us—this shop vacuum hose
holder will serve you well. Use it to
hold the orbital sander dust hose at
workbench height and you won't have
to constantly drag the hose over the
bench edge while you sand. Or connect
an attachment to the hose and
position it next to just about any dust-producing
The inexpensive project will take you just a
few hours to build.
Rip and cut to size any 3/4-in. plywood
or solid wood for the parts. All
the materials are available at home centers except the T-Track parts, which are sold at woodworking stores.
The trickiest part of building this is
cutting the lower brackets and fitting
them to your vacuum. Modify our
bracket design as necessary. We cut the 2 x 5-in. bracket pieces with a compound
5-degree angle and a 10-degree
bevel to fit the curve of the canister. A
band saw or scroll saw will cut both
these angles in one pass. Experiment
until the pieces fit tight and the upper
board rises vertically.
Saw or rout a 3/4-in.-wide dado for
the T-Track, centering it on the T-Track
board; mount the T-Track with screws;
then screw and glue on the angled
bracket pieces. Mark and drill holes
through the canister and attach the
assembly with mending plates and
1-1/2-in. No. 10 sheet metal screws.
To make the yoke for the top board,
temporarily screw together the yoke
pieces. Then cut a 3-in.-deep U-shape
in one end with two widths—2-1/8 in.
at the bottom for the vacuum hose to
fit in snug, and 2-1/2 in. at the top for
the pipes. The varying widths allow
you to press-fit either the narrower
hose or the wider pipe in the yoke.
Figure A: Hose Holder
Cut the parts to length following the key in the List of Required Materials in the Tools and Materials tab.