CNC Dust Shoe and Cyclone
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I have been cutting Aluminum for some time on my SMW3D R7 CNC. But I wanted to start cutting wood. So I designed a dust shoe and a cyclone separator. The dust shoe is available in a few configurations for both 65mm and 80mm spindle OD.
The Cyclone is designed to be easy to reproduce using off the shelf hardware store parts like 2" PVC elbows, 1/4" plywood, threaded rod,etc.
I also have the native Solidworks models for each part and conversions to X_T, and STEP included so you can modify the raw models to fit your needs if your geometry is slightly different.
Materials and methods
Parts for the Dust Shoe:
- Qty:20 = 8mm OD x 3mm thick neodymium magnets. They can be bought on ebay, aliexpress, or even your local hardware store for a couple dollars.
- Qty:8 = 3mm bolts, or small screws to hold on the lower boot.
- Qty:2 = 5mm nylok nuts.
- Qty:2 = 5mm bolts to clamp the upper section on the spindle and around the shopvac hose.
The major parts for the cyclone separator are:
- Qty:2 = 5 Gallon Pails (the top one cut off 3" into the lower bucket).
- Qty:1 = 5 Gallon Pail Lid.
- Qty:3 = 2" Pipe Elbows.
- Qty:1 = 2" Connection Union.
- Qty:2 = Short Sections of 2" pipe.
- Qty:2 = Small Pieces of 1/4" plywood cut to size on the supplied DXF.
- Qty:2 = Section of 3/8" threaded rod.
- Qty:8 = 3/8" Nylok Nuts.
- Qty:8 = 3/8" Washers.
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- Printed on:
- Infitary M508
- Printed great without supports and the mating flange on the print bed. Did not build the cyclone, because I already had one.
- Thanks for this great design! I have seen many dust shoes, but this is by far the best. Only improvement I can think of would be making the lower part a bit wider in the spindle area so that one can mount the whole thing a little higher, in case extra length for large / deep 3d parts is needed, where the collet needs to dive lower than the material surface.