Router Table Question... - Page 6 - Router Forums
 33Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #51 of 54 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 11:36 AM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 14,856
 
Default

Roger I have to disagree with what you said about needing the box around the router. Although I know of no experiments to back up what I am about to say I do know that the physics of it is sound. The ability of a router to throw material is proportional to the mass of the particle being thrown. It's similar to you trying to throw a baseball compared to a ping pong ball. The ping pong ball has low mass and is heavily affected by the friction it encounters while going through the air. So too should the particles being thrown by the router. The heavier particles are more likely to escape the draw of a dust collector. The lightest particles should slow down the quickest making them more susceptible to being drawn into a DC outlet. My own personal system is fence mounted and it collects 90-95% of all the particles and I don't notice any haze in the vicinity of the bit. Boxes around routers are a very risky business. While a number of members have stated that they have done it without having the router heat up. I used one at a place I worked years ago that was in a very large box, basically a free standing table-cabinet and after a half hour I could feel the heat coming through the plywood. That's what turned me off the idea. It also makes the router inaccesible for adjustments and bit changes.

So far we had only been talking about getting a basic table together to get started with with possibly only a straight edge for a fence so getting into the DC aspects of using one may be a bit premature right now but even just fixing the end of a shop vac hose close to the bit will make a difference and won't be too hard to just get going with.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #52 of 54 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
mr happymoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Jon
Posts: 114
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cherryville Chuck View Post
So far we had only been talking about getting a basic table together to get started with with possibly only a straight edge for a fence so getting into the DC aspects of using one may be a bit premature right now but even just fixing the end of a shop vac hose close to the bit will make a difference and won't be too hard to just get going with.
Just to reassure folks, I'm used to working with smaller pieces of exotic woods as well as bone, antler and horn amongst other things in a lot of the work I do so I'm well aware of the issues regarding dust extraction. I'm planning to build a fence along the lines of the one pictured (Apologies for the dodgy pics, they're screen grabs of a youtube video) which will include some way to attach a hose to a shop vac.

It's the router that's new to me, not working with my hands
Attached Images
     

Tryin' Hard
mr happymoose is offline  
post #53 of 54 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 10:24 AM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 14,856
 
Default

My fence is a slightly more complex version of that. I added sliding faces on mine so I could keep the opening around the bit tight to the radius of the bit. Post #3 in this thread: https://www.routerforums.com/table-m...ble-fence.html
It works very well at collecting the vast majority of chips.
RainMan 2.0 and mr happymoose like this.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #54 of 54 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 10:27 AM
Registered User
 
papasombre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Country: Venezuela
First Name: Alexis
Posts: 1,720
 
Send a message via Yahoo to papasombre
Default

Very interesting PDF, Tom.
Iīll keep it on my PC.
"..., but I think the information is helpful for someone new to the hobby..." and others, like me

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
papasombre is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
ejw1234567890
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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