Had a bunch of requests (OK, only two) to see the sander in operation. Here is a very short video of how it works. The sound is natural- the sander and the dust collector in operation. A little over 1/64” of material was being removed.
For the astute observer, you will notice the addition of the broom like door sweeps to both sides of the dust hood. It seems to work but I’m not sure how much more effective it is.
Also, the addition of the wheels up/down mechanism was completely unnecessary. After using the sander for several hours, old observant me noticed the wheels were locked in the down position. The sander had not budged, even a little. Oh, Well.
There is one more modification to make. The bracket that adjusts the table to be parallel with the drum is adjusted by loosening the nuts and shifting the bracket. More precise movement could be obtained by using adjusting screws. The idea is in my head, now to just get it to materialize. More on this when it happens.
Thanks everyone for all of the kind words and positive comments. They are truly appreciated.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.