- September 20, 2016 at 6:04 am #18008
Anybody find a way to attach the dust shoe to the gantry and not the router yet? Just milled out some 3/4 ply with a 1/4 endmill and my dust shoe didn’t really pick up much until it was almost all the way through the plywood. I’ve seen other cnc routers that have the dust shoe assembly attached to the gantry and the router goes up and down through it. I have a couple ideas, but if something already exists, that would be easier/probably better.September 20, 2016 at 9:36 am #18017
probably tried all the dust shoes available in Thingiverse, I always end up manually holding my vac. Need to start learning Fusion 360 asap 🙂September 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm #18023
Fred D PInczukParticipant
Ditto, going to try printing this tonight and test it by the weekend.September 20, 2016 at 6:12 pm #18046
I had an idea about this recently actually. Perhaps nozzles could be attached to the bottom of each opening on the z-axis conduit and an adapter on top to go the vacuum. Here is a quick sketch I did that explains it better, the scale is way off. Any thoughts on this?September 21, 2016 at 5:57 am #18063
It’s a cool idea, but the nut traps block a pretty good chunk of the tubes. I’ve clogged my current dust shoe opening with plywood strings already, and it’s about 2 inches square.November 6, 2016 at 5:02 pm #20675
Has anyone came up with a working dust shoe?November 7, 2016 at 7:53 am #20699
I’m using this one.
Had to modify it a little, but works great.November 13, 2016 at 11:50 am #20933
Wesley GardnerParticipantNovember 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm #21123
If I was German, I’d make something like this:
@Barry, you have a dewalt DW660, right? How did you modify it?November 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm #21159
I removed the black part on the collect. I was talking about modifying the dust shoe. I had to cut out a part of it to fit the router attachment.
You can kind of see it in the upper left of this picture. I don’t have a good photo of the dust shoe.
I was looking for a way to make a dust shoe mount like in that video, but there’s no real good way to attach it.February 12, 2017 at 4:04 am #27321
Has anyone tried using the DW660 exhaust air to clear the cutting area? Some kind of shroud to duct the air downward instead of out the 4 sides on the bottom? (I have searched the forum and thingiverse and didn’t see anything)
ThanksFebruary 12, 2017 at 5:41 am #27323
Not that I’ve seen. I don’t think it would be enough airflow. It would work for a couple minutes, but these things make a crapton of sawdust.February 12, 2017 at 7:02 am #27327
I think I saw something that attached to the collet and was a fan, but you better hope it never falls off.
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