Alain Vaillancourt – CNC Dust Shoe

Alain is a retired TV video editor with CBC Montreal with 30 years experience as an amateur woodworker.

My new CNC machine moves on air pellets and I needed to have as little dust as possible during machining, so I made a handy dust cover to fit over the CNC spindle using spare wood from my hop – in this case a recycled cupboard drawer! I have provided the files for you including SVG and VCarve formats, so why not try making this for your own CNC. See how I repurposed this old CMM (coordinate measuring machine) into the high-precision CNC machine that I’m using with the new dust shoe.

To keep up to date with Alain’s projects, check out his website here: and his YouTube channel:

Alain produces all his videos in English and French language!

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