Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'shop built drum sander'

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Building a drum/disc sander #3: It's getting out of hand.

02-29-2012 06:48 AM by WoodenSoldier | 3 comments »

This did start out to be a simple shop made drum sander but it has mutated into something larger (and a bit of an obsession). I’m having fun just thinking about building it, the question is how well I’ll actually be able to replicate my design. Still haven’t located a motor since my last update, but I did mess with the design a little more. I added 4 struts to the table to stabilize it when it’s raised and lowered. I found some brass sleeve bearings that should fit...

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Building a drum/disc sander #1: Designing and demensioning

02-25-2012 08:24 AM by WoodenSoldier | 3 comments »

For months now I have looked at other people’s homemade drum sanders with the intention of building one myself. About 4 months ago I went out and purchased some MDF to make the discs to stack into the actual drum, but quickly abandoned the whole project when I got busy. Over the last week I decided to start it back up and finally cut enough circle to build a 14” wide drum. But then I started thinking to myself “Why just build a drum sander? Why not put a disc sander ...

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