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How I got rid of the dust collection hose sticking out the rear of the router fence .

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Blog entry by tedth66 posted 1650 days ago 5955 reads 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I built and I’m now painting my SawStop and Router Cabinet. Some LJs asked about how I was able to avoid having a hose jet out from the back of my router fence to control the dust above the table here are some pictures of how I directed the dust from the top of the table down into the rear of my two-chamber router box and then out the back of my cabinet. I hope these pictures show you my idea around this. I hope this helps to those who wanted to know.

Here’s a link to my project..
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/27579

after removing my router table top my two-chamber router box is revealed.
http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx345/tedth66/RBoxDustPort1.jpg

This next view is from above and that hole you see lines up with the hole in the table and sits ~6 inches behind the router bit.
http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx345/tedth66/RBoxDustPort2.jpg

Here’s a shot from above that also shows the port that leads to the outside of the cabinet (bottom of picture).
http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx345/tedth66/RBoxDustPort3.jpg

This next picture shows one of the hoses disconnected from the port leading to the table top. The other port leads to the front chamber of the router box. Both hoses are connected to a ‘Y’ port that leads to the outside of the cabinet.
http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx345/tedth66/RBoxDustPort5.jpg

and here’s a picture of both hoses disconnected
http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx345/tedth66/RBoxDustPort6.jpg

All of this is hidden by the table top and a front plate with door. The Router Fence that’s 8 inches deep tunnels the dust from the top of the table through the hole in the table and out that port
rb

-- Ted



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bigike

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#1 posted 1650 days ago

very good idea!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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David Murray

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#2 posted 1650 days ago

I’m very interested to hear how well this set up works. Keep us posted!

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#3 posted 1650 days ago

A great job.

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tedth66

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#4 posted 1650 days ago

Thanks…

David, I’ve already been using the cabinet (Tablesaw and Router) and it’s working better than I imagined. For the few times I’ve used the router table (using a round over bit) I’ve had no visible dust flying around. I do see the dust being sucked through the tunnel of my router fence so I’m really happy with the dust management from the top. One of these days I’ll run a comparison with and without using the tabletop port but right now I have it broken down for painting.

thanks again.
Ted

-- Ted

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1650 days ago

That is quite a setup. Looks like a lot of planning went into it. Am I viewing it correctly in that the entire box is your router fence?

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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tedth66

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#6 posted 1650 days ago

Greg,
Yes but I just put it up there to take the picture. When I use the removable box for my router fence I quick clamp it to the locked down table saw fence behind it. I use it as-is right now but I intend to add some Formica faced adjustable fence faces to it and add a miter slot for feather board mounting. I also intend to add a miter slot in the table too ~ it’ll also be painted. I just wish I had the time to work on projects more often than I do.

Ted

-- Ted

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zzzzdoc

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#7 posted 1381 days ago

What is the purpose of the second hole in the fence box. The front one goes to the flexible hose for DC. What does the second hole do?

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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tedth66

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#8 posted 1381 days ago

ignore the second hole. That was from my first attempt that I decided I didn’t like so I redid the design and the hole ended up in a slightly different location.

-- Ted

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zzzzdoc

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#9 posted 1380 days ago

Ah…..

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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