Dust/chip collection for horizontal routing and mortising? - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
TanOak's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 58
 
Default Dust/chip collection for horizontal routing and mortising?

Hello All:
Those of you who do a lot of horizontal routing and in particular slot mortising: Please show me how you set up dust and chip collection. My attempts have had pretty dismal results and I'm interested in what solutions you guys have come up with that actually work. I have both a shop vac and a large dust collector at my disposal so tips on either kind of set up would be welcomed.
Cheers,
Jim
TanOak is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 10:25 PM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 15,001
 
Default

I am assuming that you are table routing. I just enclosed the area above and behind my bit and drilled a hole for my shop vac hose and I capture about 95%. Have a look at an attachment Lee Valley sells. What I did is similar in principle.
Veritas® Magnetic Dust Chute - Lee Valley Tools

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  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
TanOak's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 58
 
Default

Thanks Chuck. Yes I am using a table of sorts, it is my shop built slot mortising machine. Access behind the bit is not good so I may need to come in with a bend. This is an older picture and I have reconfigured it a bit and haven't taken new pics. Maybe I could use some PVC plumbing elbows to get in close.
Cheers,
Jim
TanOak 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: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
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