Dust shoe attachment.

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  • #18008

    Barry
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    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.

    #18017

    Alvin
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    +1

    probably tried all the dust shoes available in Thingiverse, I always end up manually holding my vac. Need to start learning Fusion 360 asap 🙂

    #18023

    Fred D PInczuk
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    Ditto, going to try printing this tonight and test it by the weekend.

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:410266/#made

    #18046

    Jake
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    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? Pic

    #18063

    Barry
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    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.

    #20675

    Jake
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    Has anyone came up with a working dust shoe?

    #20699

    Barry
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    I’m using this one.
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1668687
    Had to modify it a little, but works great.

    #20933

    Wesley Gardner
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    http://www.thingiverse.com/make:195550 is the one I am using works great and have it running into this http://www.thingiverse.com/make:225858

    #21123

    Jeffeb3
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    If I was German, I’d make something like this:

    @Barry, you have a dewalt DW660, right? How did you modify it?

    #21159

    Barry
    Participant

    @Jeff
    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.
    https://goo.gl/photos/rinQoBNXFVtwFoKg6
    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.

    #27321

    CamOnt
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    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)
    Thanks

    #27323

    Barry
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    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.

    #27327

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    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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