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The Basement #6: Drum Sander - The Video

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 1256 days ago 1700 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Poor Man's Drum Sander Part 6 of The Basement series Part 7: New Incra Router Table »

I posted a blog yesterday on the drum sander and some of you requested a video, so here goes:

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.



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Rustic

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#1 posted 1256 days ago

how do you set the depth of sanding? and can it be adjusted? I would love to have one

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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JL7

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#2 posted 1256 days ago

Rick,

The height is adjusted by raising or lowering the radial arm using the crank under the front of the table. If you watch the video again, i did adjust it down once during the sanding. You can only turn it a smidge at a time tho….

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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RonPeters

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#3 posted 1256 days ago

Rick,
A tip for you (and everyone else) on taking video – MOVE SLOWLY. If you compare yours to what you see on youtube or tv (unless it’s for special effect) they move slowly.

I would have used a tripod and set it up in an advantageous location. Set the lens wide. Turn it on and explain your sander. I think you are concentrating on pointing the camera as well as talking about the machine. That’s a lot to do in one brain. The other option is to have a cameraman.

Another addition that most don’t do is to feed the signal to a monitor/TV. The ability to control and view is enhanced greatly compared to that little screen.

Thanks for explaining your system. Not trying to pick on ya! Just passing on my experience.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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dbhost

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#4 posted 1256 days ago

The videography needs help, but I love the sander. I agree though, the dust collection on that is pretty bad. As soon as you are up to it, upgrade that shroud! Your lungs, AND your ears will thank you.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#5 posted 1256 days ago

Thanks Jeff

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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JL7

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#6 posted 1256 days ago

Hey Rick – you’re welcome…..

Ron and db – sorry for the crappy video – clearly not my calling, but I appreciate your tips….........look out YouTube…

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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Rustic

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#7 posted 1256 days ago

the vid was not bad for a beginner

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 1255 days ago

GREAT IMPROVISATION, I LIKE THE WAY YOU’VE HOOKED EVERYTHING TO RUN SO SMOOTHLY, GOOD VID TOO. THANK YOU.

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

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