$50 24" Grizzly drum sander #3: Settled on the paint color... going to be different.

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Blog entry by drfixit posted 1676 days ago 1278 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Tearing it down and polishing Part 3 of $50 24" Grizzly drum sander series Part 4: Recycling day »

Still sanding down, wire brushing, and cleaning up part this weekend.
THe table with the conveor belt removed…

I’m thinking the wood is too thick, someone has put 3/4” ply on it. I plan on using 1/2” covered with formica for the belt to ride on. After removing the plywood and adjustment screws, giving it a good sanding and wire brushing…

The height screws are being cleaned and waxed up.

The geared motor checked out good, so time to sand and paint.

And finally about the color…. I know a lot of people love Grizzly, and I hope I dont offend anyone by going away from their colors… but I like being a bit different. So going from green to….


-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#1 posted 1676 days ago

any chance you’re a vikings fan! purple curtain???

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#2 posted 1676 days ago

No, just one of my favorite colors

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#3 posted 1676 days ago

Interesting. The paint job will certainly make this a unique piece.

By the way if you get a chance to look at Dadoo's shop you will see that you two share an interest in the color purple. :)

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#4 posted 1676 days ago


-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 1675 days ago

I’m loving this blog. I’m planning to do something very similar with a grizzly 8 inch jointer. It was sitting in a dirt floored shed for about 5 yrs. I’ve taken most of it apart but haven’t had time to do much cleaning. I’m planning to get everythign all fixed up, but will do the motor/bearing stuff last ( I need to get 220 wired first). maybe I’ll try and blog it too.

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#6 posted 1674 days ago

Looks more like Lilac than purple. Nice build. Its really going to be nice when you are done.

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