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So here's my dilemma: I'm making a bunch of crosses for Easter. They are 3/4" thick maple, the upright is 24" and the cross piece is 14". Both pieces are half-lapped (with a router jig, of course!). After assembly, I want to ease the edges with a bearing-guided roundover bit.

It's no problem actually rounding the edges, but collecting the dust is not going well. I almost need an overarm-type jig with at least 10" of clearance in order to swing the cross around to get all the sides.

I'm thinking of clamping a piece of whatever to my TS fence (router mounted in a wing), but the vac won't collect as much dust from a vertical mounting position. It would work OK, but I would like to suck as much as I can............

Any thoughts?

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Rich
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Hi Rich

Have you tried just using a hand router with the pickup tube on your router, should suck up most of the chips and dust as they come off the cross.

A small trim router with tube should work fine

But I will say I hang the hose off the light fixture from time to time also to suck up more of the chips on the router table right over the bit.

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So here's my dilemma: I'm making a bunch of crosses for Easter. They are 3/4" thick maple, the upright is 24" and the cross piece is 14". Both pieces are half-lapped (with a router jig, of course!). After assembly, I want to ease the edges with a bearing-guided roundover bit.

It's no problem actually rounding the edges, but collecting the dust is not going well. I almost need an overarm-type jig with at least 10" of clearance in order to swing the cross around to get all the sides.

I'm thinking of clamping a piece of whatever to my TS fence (router mounted in a wing), but the vac won't collect as much dust from a vertical mounting position. It would work OK, but I would like to suck as much as I can............

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

Rich


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