Like many other LJs, I’ve dreamed about having a drum sander in my shop. Also like many of us, I have the usual problems, lack of funds and lack of room.
While doodling on a few ideas of how to build one that would fit my shop, I was suddenly hit with this idea…
I have a lathe; why not build my sander on it? It has a good motor, the bearings are already set up for heavy side loads, and since it will fit on my lathe as an accessory it won’t take any more room.
I figure on a drum made of MDF disks on a pipe axle, an MDF table and a base to lock onto the lathe bed of the same material. Add a piano hinge and a mechanism to raise and lower the table plus the Velcro and sandpaper and I’m in business!
Any comments or suggestions welcomed.
-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!