Dust Collecting on the LowRider

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  • #45064

    Noclu
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    Hey there everybody,

     

    i tinkering around with dust collection the last few days (as chips are stating to pile up behind my machine), built a cyclone and attached it to the shop vac (just a small thingie)

    I noticed, that that wasn´t sufficient enough to suck the majority of chips into the seperator.

     

    Has anyone built a “dust shoe” for the LowRider? Does it make sense?

     

    …Or could be that i simly need a stronger vac.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Cheers,

    Noclu

    #45067

    Jeffeb3
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    I don’t like the 611 dust collector. I made a new plate and a part to attach the hose right to the plate. It works ok, but it has one flaw, it will suck down onto the work piece if it gets too close, so I think I want to make some cuts on the bottom to allow air to flow even if it’s all the way down on the work.

    I also keep thinking about putting some bristles around the outside, which will stop the flying chips, and allow the vac to pick them up, but I want something removable, so I don’t have the right idea yet.

    Maybe I could kill two birds with one stone by making the bristles attach to the underside with a plate. Then I’d need clearance for that plate, and I wouldn’t get jammed if it went all the way down.

    #45070

    Barry
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    Hey Jeff, are you leaving the hole in the router mount where the stock dust collector went?

    #45084

    Jeffeb3
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    Yeah. I usually leave it open.

    #45088

    Darrell
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    Read the title in the wrong implication, I was coming to tell you to cut something then.

    #45128

    Noclu
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    haha, my lowrider is not collecting dust, it´s collecting wood chips!

     

    yesterday i cut a 1,5cm piece to attach around the 611 plate, put a 3mm cutout in the middle and glued bristles to it.

    Will try if it works today.

    Thinking about attaching it with magnets, so it´ll be removable.

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    #45151

    Jeffeb3
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    That was sort of what I was thinking. I bet it will work great. You might also think about drilling holes into the sides and put some sort of pin in.

    For the bristles, harbor freight has some super cheap brooms. I’ve seen YouTubers use them for dust shields before.

    #45191

    Noclu
    Participant

    I found an old broom and cut the bristles!

    Was hell of a work!

     

    Will update this tonight as I haven’t been in shop yesterday

    #45673

    Noclu
    Participant

    okay….really didn´t work out.

    Might be the bristles that were too stiff.

    It interfered with the Z axis movement.

     

    Will just try to build a big shop Vac and try it out with more vaccuum power.

    #45675

    Jeffeb3
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    Aw. Bummer. I’ve also seen people use soft clear rubber stuff. I don’t know where to find that, but it’s almost like fabric.

    #46491

    Greg Sherwin
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    This is a foam sheet I’m using on my MPCNC.  Will be adding it to my Lowrider build currently in progress.

    https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Basic-Crafts/Craft-Foam/Self-Adhesive-Foam-Sheet—9-x-12/p/EF50600

    I tried bristles from a brush but they caused interference with the Z axis if they got caught up on the work piece when trying to change direction.  These foam sheets are awesome though.  They keep their shape, don’t interfere in the machine’s motion, and they are in a sheet that you can cut strips from.  I used double side tape around a dust collection shoe, wrapped the foam strip around it, then cut vertical strips about half an inc wide.

    #46500

    Jeffeb3
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    Cool. Do you have a pic of it installed on your machine?

    #46562

    richard
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    #46611

    Greg Sherwin
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    Here you can see pictures of my dust shoe on my MPCNC.  The foam sheet is double sided taped to a wood ring.  That ring has neodymium magnets hot glued in.  There are corresponding magnets glued into the shoe that mounts to the bottom of z-axis.  This makes the shoe easy to pop on and off.

    I have a scratch built cyclone dust separator powered by a Harbor Freight dust collection fan.  The is a piece of aluminum duct mounted to the shoe and the z-axis.  It is connected to additional ductwork that runs across the ceiling of the shop (garage) with dryer vent hose.

    Moves a great amount of volume with a lower static pressure.  That lower static helps keeps the z-axis from getting sucked down.  Absolutely loving this setup finally.  I’ve done brush bristles, conveyor belt brushes, clear vinyl sheet material, and the foam is working the best so far.

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    #46621

    Jeffeb3
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    Yeah, that looks great.

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