Posted on January 20, 2020February 5, 2020 by Rex Tee2-stage Shop Vac I’ve had the parts to do this for a few months now. I had to empty the vac and clean the filter the other day so I figured, while I’m at it… I used my heat gun to get the PVC tubes to fit over the accessory holders in the feet.I made some round plugs to snugly fit the inside diameter of the tubes from some scrap MDF on the band saw and cut out the hole for the bucket with a jigsawDone.I used the top of an old TV stand a neighbor threw out for the top/bucket platform. It’s just 1/2″ pressed board but it’s more than sufficient for this purpose. The cutout is just slightly larger than the diameter of the bottom of the bucket.It’s more stable than I expected it to be. I thought it would be prone to tipping. It’ll get more top-heavy as the bucket fills up but I can always drop a brick or something in the vac canister later it turns out that more ballast is needed. I realized after I took this picture that the hoses were hooked up incorrectly. After correcting that it worked really well.The vac’s intake hole is a different diameter than the rest of the tubing so I’ll have to do something different anyway. I think my best option might be to get two more section of PVC pipe and a couple elbows. It would add more structure, and i wouldn’t have cut flex hoses into smaller lengths.I think I’ll also cut out a couple of handholds into the top. Not sure if I’ll bother painting the tubes. I think I have some black paint left over from another project, meh if it’s still good I might just go for it. I’ll try and post another picture or two when I get more done. So I got the pipe and elbows needed to connect the vac and second stage more efficiently. I also freed up my longer hose to use as the intake.I also added some pins to wrap the cord up with and some handles.Now I just need a way to mount one the two wand extensions. OK, all attachments attached! FYI, that’s a Dustopper from Home Depot.