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Drum Sander #6: I hear the sound of distant drums

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 05-19-2010 07:28 PM 1836 reads 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Result! Part 6 of Drum Sander series Part 7: Stuck on Yew »

Interesting couple of days. Did a slight remake to the motor bracket and coach bolted the whole issue in. Mounted the height adjuster and the table. Also made a dust cover, a bit clunky but it does the job. Took one final look at the drum
and thought ‘Its going to be a lot smoother when you next see it. Attached the dust hood.

Made up a board with 60 grit on top and set about trueing up the drum.

I’m using the medium drum speed, 950 rpm. Cranked up the height adjuster until I just heard sanding noises and pushed the board through. Increased by 1/100th inch per pass until all was fair and cylindrical. Then gave it a coat of MDF sealer.

This will hopefully help with the adhesion of the velcro matting. Now it looks like this, until it dries.

Thats about it for the day. It was a hard day at work and only my enthusiasm has got me this far. More anon.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#1 posted 05-19-2010 07:44 PM

Looking like a thing of beauty. When I make mine, I’ll be sure to reference this as one of my resources. It’s definitely comeing together Martyn!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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#2 posted 05-19-2010 07:54 PM

Looking god. Do you plan on adding guides on the left and right to guide pieces as they are pushed through, like you see on many thickness planers?

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 05-19-2010 07:57 PM

Will, if you look closely at the third pic, just under the sanding board there already are guides.

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#4 posted 05-19-2010 08:20 PM

Ah, perfect. You’re almost done, I can’t wait to hear how it works when it’s completed. :-)

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#5 posted 05-19-2010 09:03 PM

It looks like you are 99.9% there. I’m also eagerly awaiting how it is in use. Very inspiring. Looks like you have done a great job on this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 05-19-2010 09:04 PM

Martyn, you should hold classes. Your blogs have taught many, much! I am looking forward to the next installment.

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

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#7 posted 05-19-2010 09:12 PM

looking good Martyn
but I wood like to see a picture of your solution on the Motor
from all those advice the other day it could bee interesting
to see what you come up with

Dennis

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#8 posted 05-19-2010 09:16 PM

Cozmo, I think it all comes from the old saying

Give a (wo)man a fish and you feed him (her) for a day, teach him (her) to fish and you feed him (her) for life.

I firmly believe that knowledge should be shared, not horded. We all give something here and we all benefit from it. As for giving things away there’s the other saying

What goes around, comes around.

Thanks again for the positive feedback.

Martyn

ps Before anyone says anything about this being very Christian, I’m an atheist.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 05-19-2010 09:21 PM

Dennis, its pretty much the same as in Part #5 of the blog.

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#10 posted 05-19-2010 10:02 PM

Looks great Martyn.

Keep that sled with the sandpaper attached. If you add a small lip on the end, you could use it for holding many small and/or thin pieces and then just push the whole thing through the sander.

Good job Sir,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 05-19-2010 10:41 PM

Thanks for the tip, Steve.

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#12 posted 05-19-2010 10:46 PM

thank´s Martyn
I don´t know how but I simply just missed part 5, sorry

Dennis

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BritBoxmaker

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#13 posted 05-19-2010 10:48 PM

Thats OK Dennis, we all miss something sometimes.

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#14 posted 05-20-2010 02:15 AM

I was wondering how you were going to true the drum up. Thats it. Sometimes I feel like a real dum-dum.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#15 posted 05-20-2010 03:30 AM

looks sweet Martyn

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