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