The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #37: A drum even Kieth Moon would love! (He was a woodworker, right?)

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 04-28-2013 01:27 PM 2399 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The dual table, quick release bench top drum sander is done at last! Plus a whole lot more in this week’s episode of Blue Collar Woodworking!

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#1 posted 04-28-2013 02:17 PM

Thanks for my BCWW fix…
I was headed towards withdrawl symptoms!!!

Clearly you “march to the beat of a different drum sander”....

Curious about using the thickness sander portion on “extra” wide boards. Could you please show that put to the test some time???

-- 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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#2 posted 04-28-2013 02:23 PM

It’s just a matter of passing one side under the drum, then rotating it to pass the rest under the drum. Technically the drum is 18” so it can do up to 36” wide stock. But I would overlap the two passes an inch.

The only real issue I have with this sander is I wish I had used a bigger motor. Unless you are using really fine grit paper, the 1/2HP is under powered. I think a 1HP should be used, which would mean making the part under the table a little deeper to fit the bigger motor.

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#3 posted 04-28-2013 03:51 PM

Great to see that machine coming together, and I’m definitely looking forward to the new monthly show.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 04-28-2013 05:52 PM

Nice production! You have a great idea about hand tools! Maybe if I had watched Stumpy instead of Norm I would have gone that direction?

Looking forward to your “plans”. I know it’s a time thing and Charles has Sheri to burn DVD’s. Just thinking you might look into it for some older, technically challenged, who might take a DVD to the shop to practice?

Know you are a fan of Harbor Freight, but they seem to be dumbing down, from all the goodies they sold? I’m thinking Grizzly for a new 1 hp motor? Nice to see you building the machines.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 04-28-2013 06:34 PM

Your drum sander looks smart with the two-in-one design and I like it’s large capacity and small size. I might build one of these providing I can get the stuff I need to do it with. I like your idea of doing hand tool videos. Even the power heads could benefit from that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 04-29-2013 12:05 AM

Great episode Stumpy.

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

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#7 posted 04-29-2013 12:16 AM

Another gr8 invention Stumps. Luv the bloopers at the end

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 04-29-2013 06:29 AM

Stumpy that a fine drum sander got to make one of these, cutting boards are on my list of builds and this would work ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 04-29-2013 06:14 PM

i saw one of these in Kieth Moon’s basement workshop on the internet so you know it was there :) ,Who

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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