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$50 24" Grizzly drum sander #5: The Purple Monster is getting closer!

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Blog entry by drfixit posted 1654 days ago 2020 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Recycling day Part 5 of $50 24" Grizzly drum sander series Part 6: Finally Getting closer to done! »

Almost all the sheet metal is made and painted. Only have the top to make, then gotta get up the money to order a new conveyor belt and a few small parts from Grizzly. Meanwhile i have just a few parts to wire brush, clean and paint.

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



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jockmike2

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#1 posted 1654 days ago

Beautiful!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Sawdust2

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#2 posted 1654 days ago

“The purple poplar eater”

Nice looking restoration. That in itself is value but do you think you will be ahead on costs when you are done?

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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drfixit

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#3 posted 1654 days ago

Way ahead… $50 to buy it… $20 or so in paint, Approx $280 Parts…. or new... $1589 Plus the enjoyment of rebuilding it. Like the name you came up for it.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1654 days ago

This is looking better with each post. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 1654 days ago

Great to follow this one. Nice job so far and I love the custom paint job.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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stefang

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#6 posted 1654 days ago

Would love to have access to the goodies you guys have in the States. We rarely get a used tool for sale in our area. I have never seen one worth buying or restoring either. It’s very sparsely populated and not too many woodworkers here. That’s a great job you are doing on the sander and well worth the effort and small cost. You will have a fantastic machine when finished.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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hunter71

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#7 posted 1654 days ago

The pride of restoring it is worth any price you can pay for new.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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trimmer

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#8 posted 1654 days ago

Very sexy color!!!
Are you going to get the heavy duty conveyor belt or the standard belt?? I have too change mine out too.
Mine is 13 yrs. old and used alot, started to fray on the inner liner so i glued it with E6100 so far so good.

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Brad_Nailor

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#9 posted 1654 days ago

Cool! My buddy owns one of these and he just put on the Velcro upgrade kit and it changed it into a much better sander! You used to have to wind the paper on and clip and packing tape the ends….and if you went too deep with the removal it, would squeal loudly. Now it sands more even and the dust doesn’t cake up the paper. If you havn’t already consiidered it i would look into it!

Nice paint…maybe needs a red/yellow flame job!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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drfixit

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#10 posted 1654 days ago

Trimmer- I plan on using the standard one… that what was on here and it is just frayed on the edges.
Brad – That was one of the things I am planning on ordering from Grizzly for it, the machine had velcro on it when I got it, but it was wrinkled and in bad shape.

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

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trimmer

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#11 posted 1654 days ago

drfixit:
Order you velcro and sanding rolls from SUPERGRIT.COM
Very nice people there, and good paper too.

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blockhead

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#12 posted 1649 days ago

Looking very good Doc. Maybe add a little Grizzly green on some accent pieces and a big “Joker” head on the bottom panel with a “Why so serious?” caption. ( :<

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Sawdust2

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#13 posted 1630 days ago

How’s the refurb going?

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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bigike

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#14 posted 1630 days ago

very nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 1630 days ago

No Grizzly Green?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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