This is a portotype of a vacuum dust extraction (only for small bits - different boot for bigger bits/parts to interchange..) including a holddown for your thin sheet material.
made of some wood leftovers to see if it works..
It won`t be the last iteration, so expect it to change some.
Changes will include:
LED Light ring
made of acryl to have more fun watching the milling process.
As for now:
it works surprisingly well, won`t scratch even balsa wood
alows to use touchplate (remove lower part) or most of the auto-zero designs (e-bay..) without removing.
Easy tool-change by snapping off the lower part
(magnets and part-fit is enough, didn`t even use the aditional aligning pins (red) drawn)
Holddown by three little springs between the lower two parts.
easy to mill/build parts are all availible form your homedepot or shop-clutter
So, all in all, a neat package and i guess you will easyle adapt that to your design.
Dust Boot and Holddown in one
Build in 'CNC ROUTER BUILDS' published by Florian Bauereisen, Feb 27, 2016.
only 2 screws to hold down even bent sheet material and vaccum dust removal in one
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution NonCommercial - Share Alike - CC BY NC SA