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DIY CNC Dust Shoe
A simple DIY Dust Boot for the Probotix Asteroid. Features a clear dust curtain for good sight lines and Neodymium magnets for easy change overs. Easy to make.


CNC Dust Skirt Shootout
A simple visual comparison that explores various types of dust shoe skirts and brushes. And the winner is...


CNC Dust Shoe - the Brush
A quick tour of the Dust Shoe Brush configuration used in the CNC Dust Skirt Shootout video.


CNC Dust Shoe - Dewalt DWP 611 Router - VCarve Pro Design Files
The Dust Shoe is designed for the Dewalt DWP 611 Router in VCarve Pro using 2D Profile and Pocket cut paths.  The material is 0.75" stock - we used oak - but it could be MDF or any hardwood.  The 3 parts are a Main Frame that mounts to the Router, a Button Lever to facilitate pressing the spindle lock button on the router, and the Brush Carrier plenum.  Each part requires a machining pass on both the top and bottom (2-sided machining). 

You'll need:
 1/4 inch bolt and lock nut to attach the Button Lever and act as the Pivot
 1/4 inch Clamping Bolt and Star Knob or Nut  to provide clamping force on the Router and VAC Inlet fitting
 8 neodymium magnets to hold the Brush Carrier to the Main Frame - available from Harbor Freight
 Brush Material - Length and Material of your choice

 Eventually I settled upon this Conveyor Brush from McMaster.com
Flexible PVC-Back Nylon Conveyor Strip Brush Style 9, 3" Overall Height, 0.012" Bristle Diameter, 3' Long 7372T5


DustBoot_FrameMain.crv
DustBoot_BrushCarrier_V2.crv
DustBoot_Lever_Top.crv

Below are preview images of the machine paths on the Top and Bottom of each part.

Dust Shoe - Main Frame - Top
CNC Dust Shoe - Top

Dust Shoe - Main Frame - Bottom
CNC Dust Shoe - Bottom

Dust Shoe - Button Lever - Top
CNC Dust Shoe - Top

Dust Shoe - Button Lever - Bottom
CNC Dust Shoe - Bottom

Dust Shoe - Brush Carrier - Top
CNC Dust Shoe - Top

Dust Shoe - Brush Carrier - Bottom
CNC Dust Shoe - Bottom