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IQChallenged
06-11-2007, 07:50 PM
It's a plexi pan about 1" deep and bolted to the bottom of the router bracket. Then the vinyl flaps are attached. There's also a stationary secondary fence (because I could). The masking tape is temporary. I'll take it off after/if the concept proves itself. I'll also make it adjustable. Used another poster's idea of using a carpet runner for the flaps. Low dollar.

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Jason Marsha
06-11-2007, 10:08 PM
Good work on the the dust shoe.
Did you polish that Bosch router, its damn shiny.:)

Jason

IQChallenged
06-12-2007, 08:24 PM
Good work on the the dust shoe.
Did you polish that Bosch router, its damn shiny.:)

Jason

Actually there is a story behind that. Within a few months of buying the router it began to oxidize. It began to look more and more like cast iron. Not only was it ugly- it wouldn't slide up and down in the router frame. So Bosch rebuilt it. If I remember correctly they changed from aluminum to magnesium (or the other way around).

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johnmac
06-12-2007, 10:12 PM
Magnesium gets dark with age, then gets a white powder covering it when it oxidizes. Looks real ugly.

IQChallenged
06-14-2007, 07:12 PM
After using it for a while the carpet runner, at least the one I bought, simply is not supple enough. It works okay most of the time but I like to lay a sheet of foam down and do test runs. That's a great test for the suitability of a dust flap material. The carpet runner flaps will drag the foam right out from under the clamps. I suppose that one of the commercially available see-throughs like ShopBot might be suitable. But it would cost me a half a yard or better to find out. I think I may just go straight to brushes. I found a hand brush in Home Depot the other day. It was genuine horse hair and I was amazed at how much softer it was than the synthetic ones. And I believe that's crucial given the pole-vaulting effect of brushes or flaps that get lined up just right and push up on the shoe rather than bend. McMasters stocks them. Stay tuned.

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Punisher_67
03-02-2011, 11:13 PM
Your dust shoe is a cool idea , I am looking for some thing a little better than my vacuum pickup , actually something to aid the vacuum pickup

tskguy
03-04-2011, 03:57 PM
IQ, do you worry about the flaps getting drug under near the cutter??


Peter,

What motor is that on your machine????

Looks interesting.
Eric

Punisher_67
03-04-2011, 04:02 PM
Its a 2hp DC drive treadmill motor , I had the casing chromed

tskguy
03-04-2011, 04:24 PM
Very cool,

I actually thought about using one for my spindle. What did you use for a power supply and speed control? Im currently using a 1500watt RC brushless and powering it with HUGE 12v dc power supply. It works pretty well but Im looking at other options.
Eric

Punisher_67
03-04-2011, 06:29 PM
I use one of these to control the speed ( Link below ), cheep and it works on any router type motor , I have my DC treadmill motor going through a bridge rectifier so it converts AC to DC

AC or DC ELECTRICAL MOTOR VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL TOOL - eBay (item 400198317545 end time Mar-04-11 23:54:26 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/AC-DC-ELECTRICAL-MOTOR-VARIABLE-SPEED-CONTROL-TOOL-/400198317545?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2dadb5e9)

tskguy
03-04-2011, 10:05 PM
Cool I have one of those!! Very smart. I think I may give it a try.

Ive seen those motors a bunch on ebay for real cheap.