New metal Maslow here.
I did only a couple of cuts and it became apparent that the dust was going to be a problem for my basement workshop.
So I bought a wall hanging dust vacuum. I quickly found out, however that just getting the tube of the vacuum close with zip ties didn’t capture all the dust and also conflicted with the arms. So I decided to make a fiberglass flange around the router.
I cnc’ed a form I created in sketchup which I turned into two molds for fiberglass layup. I used vinyl wrap for cars, thick beeswax and PVA spray to make the surface of the buck mold not stick. After it cured, I disassembled the sled, placed the fiberglass pieces together around my arm mount bolts and the z-axis hardware and fiberglassed the two pieces together. Finally I used soft caulking to seal the edges to the sled. I designed the flange to suck air from all around the router. The air inlet is also the hole the router passes through. The flange then makes the air go around the z axis and re-converge into a 4” tube attachment point.
I have 0 dust. I can drink an open cup of coffee 3” from the router and not have a problem. So far I’m very happy with my Maslow. I was able to make a custom part in fiberglass that fits within a small fraction of an inch. Pretty cool!
At some point I’ll paint the fiberglass but for now I’m happy with the results and looking forward to a 0 dust machine.