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The Basement #6: Drum Sander - The Video

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 11-16-2010 04:10 AM 1988 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 10,002 ways that won't work.



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Rustic

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 04:33 AM

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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#2 posted 11-16-2010 04:37 AM

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 10,002 ways that won't work.

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RonPeters

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 05:06 AM

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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#4 posted 11-16-2010 05:31 AM

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 11-16-2010 05:52 AM

Thanks Jeff

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

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#6 posted 11-16-2010 06:00 AM

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 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#7 posted 11-16-2010 06:04 AM

the vid was not bad for a beginner

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

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#8 posted 11-16-2010 11:08 PM

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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