Downdraft sanding table/vacuum former

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Project by Phil277 posted 11-01-2014 01:41 PM 1876 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to make a better dust shoe for my CNC router. I decided that the best way would be to make a vacuum formed plastic shoe, shown in the first photo. I didn’t have a vacuum former but I had already made a downdraft table from plans in an issue of Wood magazine. I found tips on vacuum forming on various web sites that I located with Google. The other photos show the mold and steps in forming the dust shoe.


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#1 posted 11-01-2014 03:32 PM

Being as I own a vacuum former, I am wondering how you heat the plastic?

Nice idea.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#2 posted 11-02-2014 12:44 PM

In your kitchen oven. Watch this video.

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