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Shopsmith V Drum Sander #2: Shopsmith V Drum Sander - Completed

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Blog entry by Milo posted 08-18-2010 02:28 AM 5780 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey All,

Sorry it took a while to get back to this. I had some sad family business to take care of, but I got back and finished this sander.

Basically, I just built a box around the drum. It took a LOT of tweaking, primarily because I stink at design. Someone with better design skills could have measure the box height better than I did, but what the hey, it was fun figuring it out.

I routed the length of the top with a straight bit and a cove bit to get the shape.

I used some leftover rough plywood to make the box itself. I will probably remake it in the future to better specs.

I used an old tightening screw from a Shopsmith planer that went bad to hold the box in place. You can probably get one of these on ebay. I considered making the base of the box over sized so I could just use clamps.

I hope you like it. I’m feeling a little thick headed tonight as I write my description, so I know it’s not all that great. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have, so please feel free to ask. ;-)

Milo

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...



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woodsmithshop

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#1 posted 08-18-2010 02:45 AM

looks like a great idea, and variable speed to boot

-- Smitty!!!

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Milo

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#2 posted 08-18-2010 03:17 AM

Yeah, but for it to be productive I think I need to have it cranked down to as low as the Shopsmith can go. I don’t know if all 510 go as low as mine, but I always had reservations with my old 500. I thought it would turn too quickly at it lowest setting. I didn’t really go after the idea of doing this until I got the new one.

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#3 posted 08-18-2010 03:33 AM

nice work

-- Got Wood?

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#4 posted 08-18-2010 11:18 AM

Cool idea, nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 08-18-2010 12:15 PM

Good work Milo.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

#6 posted 08-18-2010 12:56 PM

I have a factory made Flat Master http://www.stockroomsupply.ca/shop/drum-sanders.html and it turns the other way, so the drum is turning toward the operator.
I don’t know if the difference is significant, but if I did this on my ShopSmith I’d have to work from the back of the machine to have it going the same way.

Don

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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Milo

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#7 posted 08-18-2010 04:18 PM

Don,

The SS drum does spin toward me when standing in the front.

Milo

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

#8 posted 08-18-2010 04:29 PM

Milo,
Well sure it does.
Its just my idiot head thats spinning backwards!
Sorry.

Don

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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