One of the fabulous things about the Sweepy is that it can be adjust up/down to fine-tune its height relative to the length of the endmill stickout and the stock and the nature of the current cut.
Unfortunately, the dust collection setup I have for my new spindle isn’t so flexible — actually, it can’t be adjusted at all, save by making multiple variants:
and in particular, it wants less height than either of the two stock bottoms (should we call them soles?) afford.
Fortuitously, Lee Valley has a round transparent container set:
which looks to be the perfect size, so we just need to:
- shorten a lid
- cut it open
- cut the bottoms out of as many bases as it seems likely we will want to use
- source some brushes which can be added to one or more of the bases and work out how to fasten them (hose clamp?)
- cut the Winston (the Sweepy bottom w/o brushes which is wholly transparent for better videos) up so that it will fit the now open lid and allow a bottom screwed in from underneath to secure
We start w/ a fixture to cut up the lid: