Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Keeping Scraps From Mill off Keyboard

I needed to keep debris from the mill off the notebook keyboard and generally simplify cleanup, so I glued a couple pieces of 17x27" acrylic together.  Hard to see them because they are clear.  Going to add another one in a few days.  This at least keeps everything going the same way.


Will said...

That table looks too unstable for a mill. The table may be moving in reaction to the stages and the cutting action, and could be inducing feed-back into their movement. Chatter may be one of the results. I'd suggest a decent workbench quality table construction to eliminate this possibility.

Sigivald said...

Perhaps a shop-vac and something like this magnetic dust chute? (http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=30041&cat=1,42401&ap=1)

That should, in principle, suck up all the debris as it's produced.

jon spencer said...

There are many different silicone "keyboard condoms" that are designed for applications like this.
Prices run $5 and up.