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05-16-2013 09:27 PM

Bending wood - 2 replies

I just finished bending my first two boards of ash. It went surprisingly well. I stuck them in a steamer for 3 hours then took them to the jig. I am curious if anyone has any tips in bending boards? Should I soak the board before steaming them? The boards I bent were ash and measured 1 1/8” x 1 1/8”. What do you guys recommend the th...

04-02-2013 10:42 PM

Help-- lift mech for a drum sander. - 6 replies

I’m planning a drum sander to build and need some help. For the lift I am planning on using 4 threaded rods 4 bushing. 4 sprockets. Will a 1/2” threaded rod be enough? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated Thanks Mike

04-02-2013 02:17 AM

need help---thickness drum sander - 2 replies

Hey guys I am currently looking at making my own thickness drum sander. I want to make one with a power feed table. any suggestions what I should use for the table? I was thinking of birch ply laminated together with a couple of rollers on each end. any suggestions would be much appreciated. mike

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