However one downside is the huge amounts of dust that fly around whenever I make a part.
(And the fact that I have to chase my mill bits all over the project, which gets boring on longer runs)
For a while now I've been looking around at the options here on instructables, looked on the internet, checked out all the stores, and so on. All in all I really wasn't getting anywhere
Since I couldn't find what I wanted/needed I made a decision..
I've got a CNC, just DIY it! I also wanted to share with you my train of thought and general work-path.
As in my previous 'ible I will not be giving an specific parts list, since your CNC will probably differ from mine.
I will be, hopefully, giving you some food for thought when you set out to design your own dust boot.
Total cost is up and arround 10-20 $/€, depending on how cheap you can source some of the stuff.
My dust boot will be connecting to a dust extractor which I'm currently making according to another instructable:
First up: The tools / materials list!
Step 1: Tools and materials
- Hot glue gun
- Plumbing plier
- Wire cutters
- Your preferred design software (I use Solidworks and Solidcam)
For the Materials:
- Air hoses outer diameter should be equal to the inner diameter of the large diameter drainpipe.
I sourced mine from a DIY store that sold them for use in garden ponds. They carried different sizes.
- Hose connector coupling of the same diameter as the air hose (3-way)
- 2 pieces (or 1 large piece) of lexan
- 2 drainpipes, where the outer diameter of the smaller is the inner diameter of the larger (give or take a bit)
- Letterbox wind stopper (the brush kind)