Dust Shoe

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Dust Shoe

Post by Improbable Construct » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:28 am

I have been working on a vacuum solution for awhile now. My first attempt worked okay for flying dust, but didn't really pick any of the dust out of the cuts.
http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... lit=vacuum
That led to Tom Smiths idea:
http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... lit=vacuum
I liked his idea but it has the same problems mine did, although his looks better and is more user friendly.

So I started working on a dust shoe inspired by Kent CNC https://www.kentcnc.net/nc/

It took me 5 revisions to get one that works but here it is.
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The hard part was getting a clamping method that worked with the lipped flange on the DW660. The 3/8" acrylic fits perfectly, but is not flexible enough to make it over the lip at the bottom of the tool with only one relief cut.
I finally settled on a 2 part design that clamps onto the DW660. I also made three brush attachments that attach with neodymium magnets. The brushes are 1-1/4", 1-3/4", and 2-3/4". I need to cut the 2-3/4" one down to 2-1/4" as it is too tall. Also the two shorter brushes were too stiff, so I cut about half of the bristles out.
Magnets:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YF92QY
Brush strips: (I used the 2" and 3")
http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/118/1256/=icpe4p

I also picked up a Dust Deputy:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002JP315K
And a hose attachment:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YLRE1G

If you have never seen or used a Dust Deputy, they are amazing, overpriced but amazing. Almost nothing gets through the collection bucket and into your vacuum. The filter doesn't get clogged up and you don't lose suction.
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Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
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Re: Dust Shoe

Post by Improbable Construct » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:29 am

More pictures:
ShapeOko 049 (Large).jpg
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Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
Shapeoko 3 # 0003
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Re: Dust Shoe

Post by Improbable Construct » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:00 am

I cut the bristles off after I put the brush in the acrylic. On the other one I cut the bristles off at about the half way point first and put the cut offs on the inside.
ShapeOko 051 (Large).jpg
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Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
Shapeoko 3 # 0003
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Re: Dust Shoe

Post by Tom Smith » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:51 am

Wow! That looks awesome, very professional. Inspiring :)
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Re: Dust Shoe

Post by CptanPanic » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:29 am

Yes looks super professional. Will definitely make this.

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Re: Dust Shoe

Post by marcohess » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:58 am

I like the magnets to swap the dust shoe :-). Very clever.

By the way, how are the long makerslides holding up with respect to sag with the weight of the gantry in the middle possibly offsetting your Z?

Also did you swap X and Y in this setup?

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Re: Dust Shoe

Post by Digitalmagic » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:26 pm

An action video, perhaps? :|
s/o #650 - Wish my digits are ... magic!

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Re: Dust Shoe

Post by Improbable Construct » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:12 pm

marcohess wrote:I like the magnets to swap the dust shoe :-). Very clever.
I actually took this idea from many, more clever people over at CNCzone.

marcohess wrote: By the way, how are the long makerslides holding up with respect to sag with the weight of the gantry in the middle possibly offsetting your Z?

Also did you swap X and Y in this setup?
The long makerslide is holding up great. I am only seeing about .007" of deflection. Well within my tolerances.
More on that here: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... dial#p2422

I did indeed swap the X and Y, but I still refer to them in the original orientation when I post to avoid confusion.
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Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
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Re: Dust Shoe

Post by zimmer62 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:45 pm

Improbable Construct wrote:I did indeed swap the X and Y, but I still refer to them in the original orientation when I post to avoid confusion.
That's interesting... I wonder if we should start referring to them as Z-axis, Gantry-axis, and ??? axis.. I'm going to swap mine soon as well, I never though I'd need to translate them when talking about it.

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Re: Dust Shoe

Post by Tom Smith » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Ok, so this might be a noob question, but is there an advantage to switching x and y axis for reasons other than for just changing orientation?

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