I think one of the important things about a drumsander is stability, meaning as little vibration as possible in all aspects of the machine. It is a finishing tool after all, and that is why I’m spending a lot of time in designing this machine to ensure minimum unnecessary vibration an movement while the machine is working. I have only seen 3 drumsander so far and they were all rigid, solid machines.
But enough of that, the frame for my sander is made up from 2” square tubing as well as some 2” angle iron. It will be mounted on a wooden base plate with some bolts.
This is framework v1, v2 looks a bit different due to changes in the table lifting mechanism but I will cover that at a later stage.
I’m using a 1” shaft with 2 pillarblock bearings that is mounted a bit more to the infeed side so that the table on the outfeed side is a bit longer to support longer jobs better.
The motor baseplate will be mounted on a hinge on the backside frame and will adjust the V-belt tension with a bolt frame the main baseplate.
Okay that is what I have time for today, will continue tomorrow.
Thanks for watching and the advice, I appreciate all criticism and advice.
-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.