Drum sanders #1: Supersander - answer to so many LJ's questions.

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Blog entry by mafe posted 03-05-2015 05:06 PM 3334 reads 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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answer to so many LJ’s questions

Hi guys’ girls.

During these last years I have been asked again and again what was this drum sanding thing I often use for shaping. Last it was our friend Kiefer, Klaus that send me a email and here are my best answer.

Ladies and gent’s this is the Supersander.
Or just a sandpaper on a foam rim, placed on a plastic core.
No magic just soft surface rotating sandpaper.
And I love it.
Even mounted it in my drill press at times when I needed a 90 degrees angle.

Perfect for free hand curves.

Here the setup I use now.
Old plastic can, a piece of ply clamped to table, a cord drill and a drill holder, this attached to the shop wac.

Side view.

The Supersander, that’s the name it’s sold under in Denmark.

Other side.

Put apart.
What you do to change sandpaper.


You can use what ever grid you like, I use normally 80.
(Important to mount in running direction).


Then put together.

Here you see the simple setup.

And the high tech wac system.

Of course you can use other drums also.

Or other machines…


- and shine.

Hmmmm, hope this explains it.

Here a few links, but I have not been able to find a US supplier, so pls. help eachother.

The Supersander:
You can try to search: 130 mm foam drum sander… (Perhaps you have to search in inches when in US).

Found one here:
It’s a foam center you can put on the drill. You can change the sand paper to different grids.


Hope can be useful.

The best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 03-05-2015 05:16 PM

As I was one of the people who inquired about this device I found a similar one on amazon that is shipped from Big Red Toolbox in the UK. I ordered mine on January 27th 2015 and as of March 4th 2015 it still hasn’t arrived, so if you do order through Amazon be prepared to wait, but I am hopeful and super excited about it arriving hopefully one day soon.

Thanks again to Mafe and all his generosity of knowledge!!

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 05:44 PM

Hi Mafe
After seeing you use one of these I bought one from the Axminster site at £9.96 plus delivery. Haven’t used it yet but it is only a matter of days away! I just need to create a dust extraction system for it!
Here’s the link
and here’s a picture


-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 03-05-2015 05:56 PM

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#4 posted 03-05-2015 05:58 PM

Thanks Mads.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#5 posted 03-05-2015 07:37 PM

Very nice tool.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 03-05-2015 07:44 PM

Thanks, Mads! The drum design is simple and effective.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 03-05-2015 07:53 PM


Thanks for this it certainly helps me to look for one here in Canada and also understand how it expands .
May have to make one myself if I can not find a source .


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 03-05-2015 09:56 PM

Coold idea that for sharing buddy! Hope all is well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 03-05-2015 10:02 PM

Great idea mads, hey I love your dust catcher :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 03-05-2015 10:44 PM

Fabrication and reycling in action. Good stuff Mads.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 03-05-2015 10:58 PM

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 03-06-2015 12:19 AM

I used a home made one very much like that to shape the tree base on my “Little Cabinetree” project. I just wrapped some foam around a standard drill press drum sander drum and used strips of regular sandpaper. The foam really makes a difference for “organic” shapes.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#13 posted 03-06-2015 07:57 PM

So mine finally showed up last night and it was everything I hoped for, I haven’t gotten a chance to try it yet but I don’t see why it won’t work as intended

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#14 posted 03-10-2015 08:07 PM


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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