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Setting up a wood shop in my 2 car garage. #6: V-Drum Sander

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Blog entry by Jim posted 1699 days ago 3002 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Delta 37-866 6" Jointer Part 6 of Setting up a wood shop in my 2 car garage. series no next part

I’ve been looking at drum sanders and trying to decide between a Sand-Flee or the V-Drum Kit.

My decision was made easier when I found this on listed on CL. 30” V-Drum only an hours drive away. Just got back from picking it.

It needs an on/off switch (the owner just plugged it in to turn it on) and I will probably make a new top and fence for it.

I saved some big money with this find thus allowing more for other “Toys”.

-- Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity….



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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 1699 days ago

Lucky find, I think you will find yourself using it a lot. Like to see more pics when you get your new top made.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#2 posted 1699 days ago

good job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Julian

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#3 posted 1699 days ago

Sweet cl score! I have been wanting to build one of those for quite some time. I have a 1750 rpm motor just sitting in the corner of my shop for the day I get one of those.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Andrew

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#4 posted 1699 days ago

Cool, let us know how it works.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#5 posted 1699 days ago

Hey SGB,
Look cool so far.

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#6 posted 1699 days ago

Good find, craigs list here never list what I want or what I need.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 1699 days ago

Good for you. I really want one. Please let us know how you like it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

#8 posted 1699 days ago

I think you’ll be happy with your V drum sander. A couple of years ago I bought the Flat Master machine at a woodworking show at Buffalo, NY.
Very nice tool.

d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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BTKS

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#9 posted 1699 days ago

That is one cool score. Me and a buddy have been discussing building two of these out of stock materials. What motor size are you running, spindal diameter, pulley ratio, etc, etc. These sanders look like a fine solution of utility vs. expense. Thanks for any input. BTKS
Oh, just got the message you buddied me. Thanks, hope the bandsaw is working out well.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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lumberdog

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#10 posted 1699 days ago

I built one of these last June and i don’t know how i got along without it, i laminated the top out of plywood and covered it with formica. It made a very solid and smooth surface to run my wood on. I bought the parts new from the supplier except for the motor which i found in a local second hand store for $15.00. I just hook my shop-vac to it and it does a great job.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

#11 posted 1699 days ago

The sander needs a half horse motor.

d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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