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Building a drum/disc sander #6: Frame work 1

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I welded most of the frame up this weekend. I’m a beginner welder so it’s not great, but it’s square and strong enough.
First I welded nuts to the brackets I made last week.
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Then I welded the frame from 1×1 steel tubing.

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I welded some bronze bushings to the frame to keep the threaded rods straight. This was a bit messy since they’re impregnated with oil which flushes out and burns black smoke when you weld them.
Here’s the one on top…
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And the one on the bottom…
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Here is the mounting for the motor. I’ll attach it to the frame this weekend I think.
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Then I shifted back to the main drum. I built a box around it to use as a jig for the router to turn it like a lathe.
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Here it is rigged up with my cordless drill to power it.
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And here it is afterward. It made a pretty good mess too.
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It’s getting close to completion. This weekend I’ll add the motor mount and the chain tensioner, and chain. A vendor my company works with agreed to make me a 16×62 belt for $24 so I”ll be getting that in a week or two.
Thanks for looking, any advice is welcome.

-- Create something everyday.



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 839 days ago

That’s really coming together very nicely!

COOL jigs!

Thank you for taking the time for pics.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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GarthStanley

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#2 posted 839 days ago

It looks so difficult. It is not simple to do at home but you did good job. Pictures and article is so informative.
att uverse

-- Garth Stanley

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andyboy

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#3 posted 839 days ago

I love the router drill combo’ Clever stuff. Really interested to see how well it works.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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SPalm

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#4 posted 838 days ago

Pretty smart way of truing the drum.
But boy, I bet that was a mess. MDF dust, yuck.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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