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Drum Sander #2: Calculations

721 days ago by Andrew | 2 comments »

Out of curiosity, I ran some calculations on power requirements: If I have a 1.5 HP motor, I can use a force of 2.88 lbs on a 25” piece. This would mean a low removal rate for larger pieces. I could not determine how much of a removal rate. Some sources say they would remove at a rate of 1/128” each pass. This seems reasonable for a 3 lb force. On smaller pieces more force can be applied. A 1” piece would stall the motor at 72.12 lbs. This amount of force applied to the m...

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Drum Sander #1: Planning

722 days ago by Andrew | 0 comments »

After doing some work on my kitchen cabinets, I thought that a drum sander would provide better results and take less time. So, I’m going to build one. A few sites that have given me my inspiration: http://woodgears.ca/sander/thickness.html http://www.woodcentral.com/cgi-bin/readarticle.pl?dir=powertools&file=articles_528.shtml The design so far…

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DIY Cyclone Dust Collector

1830 days ago by SimonSKL | 42 comments »

Inspired by Jeff’s (Jcoulam) homemade cyclone dust collector, I decided to make one just like his. This blog is written to show how I built it. At a local home center, I purchased one 8”x24 metal duct, a 5-ft 2” PVC pipe, a 2” PVC elbow, and two 2” couplers for about $18. The first step is to make the cone. I tried to twist the metal sheet into a cone but just couldn’t make it look right and managed to get a small cut in my hand in the process. Ou...

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Roubo Bench - Base Completed

1903 days ago by kenn | 11 comments »

It is time to assemble the base for this massive bench. I gathered some air dried oak that I had left over from wedge stock when making windsor chairs and my drawknife. I carefully took the oak down to 5/16” thick since that was the size of holes I chose to drill to hold this all together. At first, I made the pegs square and cut them to length. Then I wised up and realized that if I carefully split that baby, I could save myself some effort and get 2 sets of pegs from one piece...

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