New Spindle and dust collection

Very nice design. Did you pick up that extension tube at a big box store? If you ever get the designed worked out, I will be happy to forward you $ for the STL files for printing.

Super cool! Could you swap screws/lever mechanism with the Sweepy such that the Sweepy and your design becomes 1 unit? And the quick-release mechanism is on your 3D printer part?

Various dust collection heights is perhaps something C3D overlooked in testing - would be great to get a clear injection molded part based off your design.

Thank you!

@Talus as soon as I make the adjustments and print the next iteration, I’ll post the files. I have no desire to make money off this, instead give back to this awesome community.

I bought the pvc pipe on amazon:

POWERTEC 70176V Clear PVC Dust Collection Pipe 2-1/2" x 36" Long, 1PK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NKWPT1C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NBXN5AVX2WN0CST3SBJ3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

@greg5 totally! That’s what I poorly phrased here…

After sleeping on it, I’m going to adjust the spacing and also print a quick release cam for the coupler as well, so the entire assembly is tool-less

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I’m working on printing 1st iteration of my idea today. It will just slide on over the “nose” of the spindle and the Sweepy will just clamp it into position. I put a bunch of holes in it, so airflow should still be good.

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Love it! When I first was thinking about the problem, I was also thinking about sliding something around the reduction in the spindle shaft, but thought that it would restrict the airflow. Clever mitigation on your design.

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Matt, you probably don’t need a clamp on the top ring, provided the pipe connection to the sweepy is solid. You might find it gets in the way.

I’ve been using this method for a while and found that it’s best if the top ring is a little bit loose. The connection to the boot is sturdy enough. Having it a little loose in the top ring makes height adjustments on the boot fast, and it’s plenty stable.

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Nailed it on the first try! Designed in F360 and resin printed. I’ll add the stl to my Thingiverse account.

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Linky:

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Very nice! I tried to send you a tip over there, but noticed you weren’t set up for that.

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I never remember to. :smiley:

Alright I got my spindle in this weekend.

The Sweepy is definitely an issue. Anything longer then the shortest of bits won’t get coverage by the sweepy. I hope C3D releases an updated Sweepy down the road, possibly with a discount to spindle users.

That said, I’m printing this adapter now to help out. Hopefully it stays put, or maybe I can tape it in place.

Otherwise the spindle is great, C3D sorted out some QC issues and sent me a new one. I removed the 0.2mm shim I had in place on my mount before with the Makita trim router and I’m now within 1 thou front to back and side to side. (No shims, just spindle straight into the 65mm mount)

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If you’re talking about mine, it doesn’t inherently stay in place… at least off my resin printer. The clamping force of the Sweepy keeps it in place.

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Ah ok, that’s going to make adjusting it a bit less straightforward than hoped. Hopefully an interim measure.

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FDM printer and it will stay in place on it’s own! Big bonus. Perhaps it will get loose over time. I might reprint in ABS, I’ll see if the spindle stays cool to the touch during long machining jobs. If it warms up I’d worry about PLA becoming a bit soft.

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Nice! My spindle doesn’t get much over ambient.

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C3d has a new sweepy for the hdm.

It says only for hdm but design might be adapted to other models. The $150.00 price would encourage home grown versions.

What type of clamp do you have on the flex vac hose. (black handle, squeeze type). Where did you get it ?

thanks

Got em at BusyBee tools which is Canadian, but I imagine they are everywhere?

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Various options available at Woodcraft and other woodworking shops:

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I purchased this same style clamps at my local Woodcraft and on Amazon.

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