Drum Sander #5: Result!

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 05-17-2010 10:13 PM 1906 reads 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After some thought and more than a little scribbling I came up with this bracket to hold the motor. Its made of 15mm birch ply and so relatively robust .

May not look much but in my experience simplest is best. Here is the motor installed.

You basically loosen both bolts. Hold the motor up slightly to fix the belt to the appropriate pulleys. Let it drop to take up the slack and tighten the bolts back up. The pivot point is the top right of the three holes.

The darn thing works in all three speeds; 440, 950 and 2000 rpm. 440 and 950 look the most useable and 2000 is a blur. I’ll have to experiment with speeds once I get the sander finished. This is screwed in position for testing. I’ll coach bolt it on properly before I use it in anger. Thrilled skinny. Hehehehehhe.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#1 posted 05-17-2010 10:16 PM

Nice work Martyn she looks a beauty

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 05-17-2010 10:19 PM

I can’t wait till your next blog….
A really nice job

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#3 posted 05-17-2010 10:50 PM

Great job, Martyn. “Thrilled skinny”, I love it.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#4 posted 05-17-2010 10:51 PM

Love your solutions to the problem at hand! You are really on top of this!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#5 posted 05-17-2010 11:44 PM

good job, almost as good as that Yorkshires drumsander.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 05-18-2010 12:21 AM

A great solution Martyn that actually seems like it will work fine. If you were an American Martyn you could say “WE DID IT !” except of course there is only one of you, so ok, you did it all by yourself and that’s even better….. isn’t it? I guess it really is time for me to call it a night. Eagerly awaiting the next chapter.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 05-18-2010 01:04 AM

I knew you would figure it out. You sly old fox.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 05-18-2010 04:09 AM

Amazing project

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 05-18-2010 04:24 AM

Hehehehehehe…Evil Laugh!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 05-18-2010 02:57 PM

Thank you all. I’m feeling a whole lot better about the rest of the project now. Onwards and upwards.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 05-18-2010 10:30 PM

Looks like a winner. Great job.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#12 posted 05-19-2010 08:57 PM

Autumn. I like that, I’ve been called a lot worse.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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