Dust boot for x-carve

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Michael Dubno

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Michael Dubno

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Simple wooden dust boot for 1/2" wood and 2" or 3" brush material (from Grainger) and 1 1/4" thin PVC pipe (6 1/2" length). A small metal bracket between the boot and the tapped holes in the spindle mount is used to keep it in place.
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andrew bishop
that looks brilliant. been wanting on for my x-carve.
andrew bishop
Juraj Mihalik
What's the burgundy finish/material you are cutting into (on the second page)?
Juraj Mihalik
Michael Dubno
He burgundy material isn't being cut, it is part of my miter sled for my table saw. I jut used it to make the boot more visible.
Michael Dubno
Unmanned Imaging
How are the bristles attached to the wood? looks good.
Unmanned Imaging
Michael Dubno
Epoxy is used to embed the bristles in the wood. In order to get the bristles to curve easily the material is scored on one side with a knife.
Michael Dubno
Luis Lacayo
Where did you find the bristles?
Luis Lacayo
Michael Dubno
Bristles came from McMaster-Carr. I would get the 3" version. I would redesign the dust boot with a quick-release/attachment mechanism to make it easier to zero the cutting head over the material being cut.
Michael Dubno
Reginald Crutcher
Do you have any details or photos of the metal bracket that attaches this to the tapped spindle holes?
Reginald Crutcher
Michael Dubno
I switched out routers, so I'm not using the boot any longer. Sorry about that.
Michael Dubno