LumberJocks

DRUM/DISC SANDER - HOMEMADE

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Kevin May posted 04-14-2012 03:03 AM 2266 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have decided to build a combination Drum/Disc Sander. This project is driven by my recently acquired interest in building end-grain cutting boards, and my dislike of hours of sanding those boards. As my day job is related to machine design, this shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for me, beyond the fact that I will get to personally get to do most of the ‘building’ myself. This unit will be built from metal, not wood.

What I believe that is unique (as far as I know) is the combination of the drum and disc sanders as one unit, using the same motor.

To date, I have created a crude design, acquired a conveyor frame and belt (surplus from my day job), acquired some 2×2x1/4” square tubing for the frame from a Craig’s list seller, a 4-1/2” OD pipe 26” long from a nephew, and ordered a 2hp motor from an ebay seller.

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!" www.kevinmaywoodworks.com



3 comments so far

View oluf's profile

oluf

257 posts in 1764 days


#1 posted 04-14-2012 03:24 AM

Why not think of using a sanding belt rather than a drum. Run the belt at a low speed. use a seperate belt to drive the disk on a shaft of it’s own. You could lay your work piece down and pass the moving belt across it by hand. sand forward and back.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

View pmayer's profile

pmayer

606 posts in 1790 days


#2 posted 04-14-2012 07:35 AM

looks cool, Kevin!

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

View steliart's profile

steliart

1808 posts in 1413 days


#3 posted 04-14-2012 12:55 PM

The idea looks fine to me, love to see it run when is done.
Best of luck and have fun

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase