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.
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............
Last edited by bobj3; 02-02-2012 at 06:45 PM.