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Dave's Wide Drum Sander Build. #7: Excuse to order a new tool...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 02-20-2012 02:10 AM 1131 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Lousy weekend, not much to update... Part 7 of Dave's Wide Drum Sander Build. series Part 8: Progress on the drum. »

Since I am turning the caps for the new drum, I will need 5/8” holes centered in these caps so that the drum runs true. While it’s possible to to center bore these on the drill press, I figure it would be a whole lot easier with a Jacobs type chuck. Only one little problem…

I don’t own one, yet…

I’ve been eyeballing the simple “1/2 MT2 Mini-Lathe Drill Chuck from Harbor Freight Tools, item #42340.

Now mind you, I paid more than if I would have gotten it at my local Harbor Freight as the online coupon code was only 10% off, and I had to pay shipping, but the cost of driving to Pasadena and back to potentially come back empty handed was too great to just not order it online… So after the 10% discount, s&h and taxes I came in just over $22.00 to my door.

So now the 2×6 is down, cut down, face jointed and planed ready to be cut to length, I have time tomorrow, so the glue up will take place. Then clip the corners and get them ready as blanks to turn the drum plugs with…

Fun time begins once it hits the lathe!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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#1 posted 02-20-2012 02:28 AM

Yeah, I’ll check in when you have pictures! Lol.
I’m going to be building a thickness sander in the not to distant future. So, I’m watching this blog.

Looking forward to seeing more progress!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 03:42 AM

Oh so you want photos huh?

Pic #1, the 2x stock cut to 30” length, and ready to start the milling process. I found out very quickly that this was 2×10 not 2×6 like I had thought was on the rack. Now the better question is, where’d this come from? I probably should have cut it a wee bit longer, but with the motor RPM still questionable, I am leaning toward a cast metal pulley instead of turning one. Just trying to simplify this… I may still add one more segment, who knows…

Pic #2. The stock S4S, and a stop block set up on the miter saw for the crosscut. I don’t need super accurate, just ballpark. Remember this is going to end up spinning on the lathe, so a lot more shaping is in order! If you look closely you will notice I build a dust hood, but there are piles of dust there. Yeah I haven’t run hose to it yet… I still need to do that.

Pic #3. In the clamps. For some reason it didn’t seem like that much glue when I was spreading it! And yes, I alternated grain orientation. Not sure if my thinking is good here, but it seems like it would be stronger this way…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 04:12 AM

Thanks for the pic’s!

Pic’s help me live vicariously through others. It really saves my energy for important things like walkin’ to the fridge for another beer!!

Saw dust in the shop makes it LOOK like you’ve been busy.

Alternating the grain makes sense to me. Then again, I wear a helmet & ride the small bus. Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 04:26 AM

I know the feeling…

What I want to know is where th e*#$% the 2×6 I Pulled off my rack last week went and who swapped me for this 2×10! Oh well…Nothing a ripping blade won’t fix…

You’ll see more pics once this comes out of the clamps… I may have to spend a day or so cleaning shop though. I have parts for 5 projects strewn everywhere, and busted drywall on the floor… I need to get better about cleaning up…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#5 posted 02-20-2012 04:29 AM

I’ll wait, with a beer or two or twelve while you clean up!!! I love work, I can watch it for hours!

Look forward to see progress on this.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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