Making a shelf. Cut the width. Cut to length. Easy right? Done.

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Blog entry by BlankMan posted 11-22-2009 06:25 AM 2990 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here’s some pictures of the shelf completed and installed with the Drum Sander on the new stand, and the reason for all this. I was going to paint the shelf black but then I thought that would make it dark in the storage area. So then I thought white, but then I remember I had some Dutch Boy Metallic Silver so I used that. Matched rather nicely.

The shelf painted and installed for the last time.

Bottom view (stand upside down) showing how I supported the shelf with one screw centered on each end of the shelf through from the top of the shelf into that piece of wood that rests on the black foot tube.

And the sandpaper stored in it.

Here’s the Drum Sander on the old stand.

And now on the new stand.

And the whole reason why I went to all this trouble. The footprint of the Drum Sander’s mobile base is now less in width then the old stand and mobile base which allows me to store my Jet 6” Belt 12” Disc Sander next to it. It also is less in length so the Drum Sander does not stick out as far from the wall opening the aisle a bit. Real estate is tight in my workshop. It was a bit pricey to buy the stand but I’m that tight on space. Might be because I gots too much stuff.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#1 posted 11-22-2009 06:38 AM

Nice! That really cuts the footprint.

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 03:54 AM

i hear ya, never enough room. you repyd about a broken delta TS of mine. you seemed like you knew what was up, then i saw this, so i thought you might have some insight to another problem i have. my girl works at this place that has a concrete bar. whoever built the bar put poly on it and it never drys. by this i mean it is always sticky, like it clamps to your plate, cup, salt shakers ect… napkins are the worst. any ideas on a fix.?

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 04:03 AM

A friend of mine recently made concrete counter tops for his whole kitchen, I’ve seen pictures, they look really nice. You might want to ask him how he sealed them. He’s here, Patrick (or DCFB) send him a PM and ask how he sealed them, maybe he’ll post some pictures. You might have to strip the poly with some solvent first if it won’t cure though.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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