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11-17-2016 12:59 PM
Dejure This should work really well. I find just setting a 2-1/2" hose anywhere near where I'm carving )I just tie it to the frame of the carver) makes a night and day difference. So much so, I am always surprised at how much mess I see around other people's carvers.
11-15-2016 02:36 PM
tvman44 Oliver I like your idea, I was nthinking about something like that. I was using a portable dust collector box to do my sign carving on & a DC adapter on the router & it works some but not enough to please me. Whenever I can get my shop rebuilt I may borrow your idea. Right now I am out of business due the August flooding and am more concerned about getting back into my house then after that the shop will be next then maybe I can get back to carving signs. But I do like your idea. Only thing I would do different, I think I have some 1/8" Masonite I would use for the bottom piece,
06-27-2016 02:56 PM
telecarver1
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Originally Posted by hawkeye10 View Post
Ron could you explain in more detail what you are talking about? I don't understand what you are talking about.

Thanks
Here are some photos. I originally had LED lights installed but they were too bright and lighting from the back side of the bit made it hard to see for freehand routing. The duct tape covers the holes where the lights were. I use a fairly powerful shop vac and it works really well. I end up with only a small amount of dust on the bench in the front and almost no dust floating in the air.

This router base is dedicated to freehand routing of signs. You can see from the front view that I have cut out out the router base for better visibility and I have added a teflon base plate for smoother sliding. These features along with the spiral tapered bit make freehand routing of signs much easier.
06-20-2016 08:24 AM
Stick486
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Originally Posted by hawkeye10 View Post
Ron could you explain in more detail what you are talking about? I don't understand what you are talking about.

Thanks
Ron used a 3D printer to make these and added them to his system to step up dust control..
https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/bos...172at-27258-p/

and these guys work quite well..
06-20-2016 08:05 AM
hawkeye10
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Originally Posted by telecarver1 View Post
I used a 3D printer to make a dust hood that attaches to the router base. It works great.
Ron could you explain in more detail what you are talking about? I don't understand what you are talking about.

Thanks
06-17-2016 10:47 AM
telecarver1 I used a 3D printer to make a dust hood that attaches to the router base. It works great.
05-05-2016 10:16 PM
JFPNCM Looks like you could also use the "collector" to pull thin pieces away from the blade on the TS during ripping.
05-05-2016 06:52 PM
kp91 Would love to see a video of how well it works!
05-05-2016 02:20 PM
Gaffboat
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Originally Posted by rwl7532 View Post
Wax the interior. Fine dust will otherwise stick and reduce flow.
Round over the front interior edges.

Unproven ideas.
Yes, I did seal the interior with shellac and gave it a good coat of paste wax before assembly, Ralph. I like the round over idea and I'll give it a few licks with sandpaper to accomplish that and follow up with a bit more paste wax on the new edges.
05-05-2016 01:05 PM
rwl7532 Wax the interior. Fine dust will otherwise stick and reduce flow.
Round over the front interior edges.

Unproven ideas.
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