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Blog series by Milo updated 08-18-2010 02:28 AM 2 parts 13271 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: Shopsmith V Drum Sander - Part Construction

07-27-2010 01:46 AM by Milo | 9 comments »

Greeting All, I’ve been doing a bit of Mad Scientist routine in the workshop again. As a few of you may recall, I’ve been asking about V Drum sanders for a while now, convinced I could make one out of my Shopsmith with a minimum of effort. Picture One This is the tailstock with a mdf block in it. I ended up using a turned piece that projected out of the tailstock toward the about and inch. Picture Two Here is the flat bearing I am using with a 3/8” center. ...

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Part 2: Shopsmith V Drum Sander - Completed

08-18-2010 02:28 AM by Milo | 8 comments »

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 l...

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