Prototype Dust Shoe

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bharbour
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Prototype Dust Shoe

Post by bharbour » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:55 pm

Cobbling together a fixed height dust shoe...got the ply bracket cut out. Attached to the frame with angle aluminum, plastic conduit holders. Metal conduit provides the adjustment and holds the shoe. Hopefully it'll be rigid enough when everything's together. Will update as I get further along.

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Re: Prototype Dust Shoe

Post by bharbour » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:41 pm

My goals were to have an adjustable shoe that would ride a fixed height above the work piece. I would have preferred to use FrancisChie's elegant design (http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5046), but I don't have access to a 3D printer. This dust shoe's being built with off the self parts.

I've made a little more progress. I used my scroll saw to cut out the pieces out of hobby plywood. Again, I'm trying to avoid generating so much dust in my workshop. I build guitar amps and ham radio electronics in there too and need to be careful. The piece is very light weight and very stiff. I don't believe that the hose being on the far end of the support will flex the thing at all.

This is a prototype of course and as long as I used double sided tape to hold down the workpieces I'll be ok. I'll attach a plexiglass top, sand things nice and smooth, then give it a coat of paint. Hope to have it running by next weekend and will post back on the results.

Topside...
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Underneath...venturi design.
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Re: Prototype Dust Shoe

Post by bharbour » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:52 am

Here's some video of the dust shoe in action. Had to add a short skirt to it. The bit in the vid is a 1/2 two flute straight bit. I changed to a 2 flute spiral upcut bit and the shoe worked nearly perfect. Got a few more tweaks to do. Will post some stills next.

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Re: Prototype Dust Shoe

Post by bharbour » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:29 pm

A few more pics...

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Re: Prototype Dust Shoe

Post by graycon » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:09 pm

I just wanted to say that it looks very nice. Dust collection is next on my list also.

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Re: Prototype Dust Shoe

Post by bharbour » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:52 pm

Thanks!! So far it's working pretty good. Certainly better than the alternative...LOL.
graycon wrote:I just wanted to say that it looks very nice. Dust collection is next on my list also.
No longer have a Shapeoko, but use a machine of my own design...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFY4gC9TqD0
http://deltaguitarworks.tumblr.com

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