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A pine board and C clamps would work I suppose, but as the car commercial said years ago:
Enjoy the ride.
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Thinking about dust extraction from the ends. You could push some clear plastic tubing into the square tubes and fill the open areas. Collect the tubes into a 4.5 inch connector or even a box with a connector on it. I think it would be quite efficient.
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The tubes have plastic caps that I can snap back in place and drill holes for the tubing. Hardware store has flexible tubing that could work. I could just drill two holes in the dust collection "manifold" that I make for the vacuum then swing those hoses into that. It would look a bit like the scuba hoses Mike Nelson had.... back in the day. 😄
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Just for future reference, I've mentioned this before, Al extrusion comes in either structural or architectural types. The architectural doesn't have the fillet between the two flanges.
https://eagle-aluminum.com/product/a...eg-3-x-3-x-18/
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I didn't use the architectual. I like more meat.
Gaining a bit on it. I put neoprene washers behind the metal ones
Can't decide on knobs, so nuts for photo op. It opens to 2 1/4" but a 2" slot cutter is the widest thing I could imagine needing. The router is Porter Cable 690, so I'm not making cabinet door panels with it. ;D
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Thinking about dust extraction from the ends. You could push some clear plastic tubing into the square tubes and fill the open areas. Collect the tubes into a 4.5 inch connector or even a box with a connector on it. I think it would be quite efficient.
Just some computation.
Applying the vac idea to the two lower sections of tubing, and using a 1" ID hose connected to each side..... that would be equal 1/2 the cubic inches or flow of my Sears shop vac hose. It's one of those "6.5 hp " wonders of the world 16 gallon shop vacs.
...anyway, those two small hoses on the fence would equate to 1/2 the flow, so that would require a smaller opening in the fence for the be rest of the dust collection...... More important for a smaller hole strength wise for the fence because it's 3/16" wall thickness. 1/4 might have been better... Oops, too late to go back.
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Just some computation.
Applying the vac idea to the two lower sections of tubing, and using a 1" ID hose connected to each side..... that would be equal 1/2 the cubic inches or flow of my Sears shop vac hose. It's one of those "6.5 hp " wonders of the world 16 gallon shop vacs.
...anyway, those two small hoses on the fence would equate to 1/2 the flow, so that would require a smaller opening in the fence for the be rest of the dust collection...... More important for a smaller hole strength wise for the fence because it's 3/16" wall thickness. 1/4 might have been better... Oops, too late to go back.
Don't forget to get a chip collector or dust separator in line between the tool and the shop vac. Here's a picture just in case. Without the chip collector, the shop vac filter will clog in minutes.
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Don't forget to get a chip collector or dust separator in line between the tool and the shop vac. Here's a picture just in case. Without the chip collector, the shop vac filter will clog in minutes.
I got that part under control Tom. I'm the crazy dude that made one with a turbo charger casting. I sanded a floor with a buffer recently and it worked pretty good. I brought it along just to test it out. Wood chips ought to be a piece of cake.
I might have a simple test for the router modifying an oak door trim into a vinyl floor reducer molding. I probably won't use dust collection for that.
....besides, at my speed, dust collection on the fence design might take me 6 months. 😄

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Here's what I came up with. Put on my face mask, sprayed wd 40 inside and out and the blade..... and went to town.
....slowly and carefully went to town.
Cut a couple of 45's in some aluminum tubing, bent them into 'L''s. These are to fit inside the split fence ends for my vac to attach to.
I cleaned everything with acetone, roughed up the seam edges then applied JB Weld and made the bends and clamped them overnight.
I made aluminum gussets or supports to strengthen the outside edges.
I got the hose ends from a dead upright vacuum. Those fit tight, but added some RTV silicone to seal the connections.
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The fit of this tubing and the fence tubing was sloppy. That was a good thing. I lined a couple inches of the fence tubing with the fuzzy side of Velcro. Makes a nice seal for the 'L's to slide into.
The suction connections can be slid in aiming to the rear or straight down.
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