I made a short film documenting how I found and purchased a Woodmaster 718, UFO DC-101 dust collector, and overhead air filtration for $500. Craigslist can be a really wonderful tool for building your workshop on a budget. You just have to be patient but then be ready to jump on something if it comes up. Watch the story here: The Woodmaster 718 - A Story About Craigslist
I’ve probably seen every drum sander that’s been built and posted to youtube and other various websites. What I found was that most of them differ in size, design and power. I am starting my project next week. If you’ve built one I would love to hear the dos and don’ts you discovered During gather process of your build. To give you an idea of what on my mind here’s a list of things I’ve thought of. Nothing’s in stone here even though I’ve ...
Drill press drum sander jointer / planerI just had to… Ok I admit it, I am infected by the woodworm, it has bitten me and infected my brain.I am a woodoholic, a lost case, may the wood be with me. After building the drill press drum sander table I could not get out of my mind that it would be fun to make a planer top for it.No I did not need one, I have no idea if I will, but who cares!By the end of this blog, you will see that I now got one.Yes and it works.Shut up MaFe and start...
Drill press drum sander tablefoot powered oscillating. I just bought a oscillating spindle sander and this was ironically the thing that inspired me to make this little project…Why?Just for fun, but also to be able to use my Supersander with a flat surface and a fence for thickness sanding small parts. But basically I made it for the joy of making it. So material are MDF.First I cut a base and top that fits my drill press table.Think now I would have made it a little bigger if...
Supersanderanswer to so many LJ’s questions Hi guys’ girls. During these last years I have been asked again and again what was this drum sanding thing I often use for shaping. Last it was our friend Kiefer, Klaus that send me a email and here are my best answer. Ladies and gent’s this is the Supersander.Or just a sandpaper on a foam rim, placed on a plastic core.No magic just soft surface rotating sandpaper.And I love it.Even mounted it in my drill press at time...
One of the most favorite tools in my shop is my Performax (Jet) 16-32 Plus drum sander. I use it on almost every project. However, this power tool has one characteristic that has proven to be a great vexation to me over the last 15 years – the tendency to trip the motor circuit breaker while sanding. This one part blog describes my journey to find a solution to this problem. The 1 1/2HP Jet drum sander drive motor has a thermal circuit breaker rated at 15 Amperes. Exceeding this limit for ...
How to convert your Performax drum sanders 2 ½ inch dust port to a 4 inch for less then 5 bucks I have the older model 16 – 32 Performax drum sander like this one and at times it is a pain in the you know what with the belt always needing consent adjustment and keeping the machines drum head level. I really love the machine and what can be done with it.But it kicks up a lot of fine dust, my dust collector system works pretty well but as we all know it is next to impossible to ...
The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #36: Homemade Drum Sander Part 2- Mustache Mike's Corner Part 1- and A NEW WEBSITE!
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 n...
This is my first attempt at blogging but I thought people might be interested in the approach I took. Getting hold of consistently dimensioned timber for making boxes has always been a challenge, especially when small thicknesses are required and when the timber is hard to come by (expensive and scarce). I have seen many examples of beautiful boxes here on LJs from makers who have either made their own thickness sanders or have bought commercial equipment. For me, buying a ready made thick...
I’ve done whole names of simpler style letters, and I am learning a lot as I go. Some of what I’ve learned is stated below. I’ve made “Charlotte” and “Oliver” letters that fit together like jig saw pieces. Both Charlotte and Oliver are 2 years old and I wanted to give them something to help them learn to spell their names. Charlotte is my daughter and it is really working! These letters are a little fancier as they are for older kids and I had li...
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