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$50 24" Grizzly drum sander #4: Recycling day

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Blog entry by drfixit posted 1704 days ago 1230 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, so as we know, most of the sheet metal panels are missing. I could buy them from Grizzly, but my dad scraps old airconditioners. He gets big roof top units with large flat sheet metal… so time to recycle.
Starting with this…

Using my multimaster I scrape off the glued on insulation…

Then using a plasma cutter to cut the panels to size…

Saving $165 by not buying premade panels from Grizzly…

Now just grind the edges and sand the panels down, a little primer and paint…

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



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scrappy

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#1 posted 1704 days ago

Great job on recycleing. Love the fact of you and dad working together to salvage some good material.

I agree with the “make it not buy it” attitude. A little more time and effort, but well worth the savings.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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ratchet

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#2 posted 1703 days ago

Wow….this is turning into a really good project. I really like that cutting pic. Making sheet metal covers will keep that professional look to the machine. The color will look kind of crazy when its all done. Looking forward to the next installment.

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dbhost

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#3 posted 1703 days ago

Love the recycle as well… Coming along nicely…

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

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