Router dust collection 411 - Page 2 - Router Forums

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 11:51 AM
Registered User
UglySign's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2015
Country: United States
First Name: Ronnie
Posts: 114

Another way to make them look semi-industrial is to use
ACM Aluminum Composite Material
See AM-140 over at ToolsToday*com by Amana
Search for "ACM Aluminum Composite Material Scoring Router Bits"
It will show a picture of what you could do with it.

Next you would need the ACM itself. Notably known as Alucabond.
PolyMetal by Nudo. Theres a bunch of names for it. Usually 1/8"
.020" Aluminum on both sides and a plastic rubber-like core between.
Aluwedo*com is another brand we started using.

Leave a small amount .030" maybe and do the fold. You can make
some pretty neat boxes etc. More folds and it gets stronger.
Straights only, cant do curves unless you get creative.
Best done on CNC with a well thoughout fold plan.

Im in the process of builing a guinea pig cabinet being I work
in a sign shop & have access to the machine and ACm.
We use Lord Adhesives to glue the joints etc. Screws
could be used but can give out if not careful. Mostly found
in White and sometimes takes longer for special colors.

Nice stuff though. Just be careful with the edges, sharp!

Sorry, I cant post urls etc yet.
UglySign is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 12:16 PM
Registered User
Herb Stoops's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Herb
Posts: 4,734

Mine is the same as Tom's only I made it myself and cut the bottom out to let the motor stick down a couple of inches to breathe clean air and be able to raise and lower the router lift. It could also be used on the lift out plate method also as long as enough power cord was left in the box, or below, to lift the motor up and set it on the top. I put a hinged door in the front of the box, this could be used to open to adjust the router height and lock the motor if you didn't have a lift.

I can say that it works very well to collect the dust.

I also put an adjustable vent in the side of the box to adjust the makeup air for the DC.
Chris Hachet likes this.

Last edited by Herb Stoops; 01-07-2017 at 12:18 PM.
Herb Stoops is online now  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Routre Table + Dust Collection Location Ray Newman Tools and Woodworking 13 01-07-2017 12:58 AM
Vision problems with PC router dust collection JohnnyB60 General Routing 13 11-23-2014 03:33 PM
Dust collection at router Wood4fun Shop Safety 3 12-07-2009 04:21 AM
Dust collection system for Router Table yhadar Lobby 2 12-31-2004 01:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome