The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #36: Homemade Drum Sander Part 2- Mustache Mike's Corner Part 1- and A NEW WEBSITE!

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« Part 35: Drum Sander Dreamin'... And Mustache Mike's BIG announcement! Part 36 of The Stumpy Nubs Workshop series Part 37: A drum even Kieth Moon would love! (He was a woodworker, right?) »

It’s time to start building the new drum sander and that can only mean one thing. But you’ll have watch the latest episode of Blue Collar Woodworking to see what that thing is. Plus, Charles Neil tells us how to make stable veneered panels; Stumpy continues his review of Stanley’s bench planes with the #5; and Mustache Mike gives us a taste of his new show!

This is the first of a two part drum sander series. In this episode we work out the unique design features. In the next episode we put it all together. Enjoy!

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#1 posted 501 days ago

I can work some overtime and buy a thickness sander…which I did. I don’t have it yet, just paid a deposit, but will provide a review when I do. I started building one, but it’s cheaper for me to just buy new, in this case. I haven’t found any used ones reasonably priced. For those of you who don’t commute 15 hours a week (in a good week) to work and back, Stumpy probably has your answer.

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Bill Swartzwelder

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#2 posted 501 days ago

Hey Stumpy. On the intro to your show…. The first business on the left after crossing the covered bridge. Is that in Honor of your grandfather?

-- What if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about?

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#3 posted 501 days ago

What hardwood are you using for the drum support & why did you choose it (besides the “that’s all I had” excuse)?

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

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#4 posted 501 days ago

Hamilton Hardware was a real place, owned by my grandparents. I used to run it. Everything in the intro has meaning. The old guy clapping on the left of the group at the end of each episode is my grandfather. He died last year.

The hardwood is walnut. And,yes, it was what I had handy.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at:

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#5 posted 501 days ago

Great show Stumpy.
We await the sander and all its glory.
Now I know you had one blooper of yourself, dont give Mike all the glory.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 500 days ago

Stumpy its look like a winner , cant wait to make one ,
Mike love it

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 500 days ago

Still cracking me up every epsiode. Thanks!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 500 days ago

You’re trip dude! Your design looks interesting I may have to give it a try.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#9 posted 500 days ago

Hey guys!

Noticed that the picture was really clear for all the show, and Stupmster spiffed up with a new hat! Like the diversity of Charles , Mike, and yourself. Wooo! Wooo! You actually demonstrated construction.

Maybe Mike can discuss the different types of holding mechanisms for blades? The Dewalt is an excellent workhorse. Any suggestions for purchasing a less expensive saw?

Looks like the sander may be a winner. Would like to see you using it, and your own critique of it?

Great/informative/and fun show!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 271 days ago


Signed up on you tube. Sent you two emails. One from LJ’s and one from your site. NO RESPONSE?


Tom/aka DocSavage45

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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