Drum Sander #2: Table and First Run

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Blog entry by ScottDamman posted 11-21-2012 07:28 PM 5885 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got the table finished up today and installed the Velcro to the drum. Currently the sander is sitting on furniture dolleys but I plan to mount this to a rolling tool box giving my shop some much needed storage. Sorry for the video quality it was taken with my cell phone using my other hand. Still need to do some final adjustments to the height of the table in relation to the paper but all and all I am very pleased with the turnout. The dust collection seems to get about 90-95% which is pretty good in my opinion. Still probably need to wear a mask when doing a lot of sanding. Im not really sure how to improve this.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 08:41 PM

Pretty Cool,
maybe you need a stronger dust collector???
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#2 posted 11-21-2012 08:46 PM

Congrats on the successful build!!!

I envy your ability to work with metal. I need to learn how to weld, but first I need to learn to work wood!! Lol.

It looks to be a robust machine. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished. I would have to agree that 90-95% dust collection is good & that a respirator is still required. Although most people do have two lungs, I’m not willing to give one (or both) up!!!

Again, Kudos for a great machine build.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 11-22-2012 10:18 AM

If I had more room this is a project on my mind
I love the feeder setup looks great

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#4 posted 11-22-2012 05:21 PM

I built a similar sander about 1 year ago. My unit is contained in a box with a dust port at one end and a box bottom slanted towards the port. Nearly all the dust is picked up by the attached vac. My sander works great and I think you’ll be pleased with your too.

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