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Blog entry by mafe posted 03-15-2015 06:00 PM 3789 reads 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Drill press drum sander jointer / planer
I just had to…

Ok I admit it, I am infected by the woodworm, it has bitten me and infected my brain.
I am a woodoholic, a lost case, may the wood be with me.

After building the drill press drum sander table I could not get out of my mind that it would be fun to make a planer top for it.
No I did not need one, I have no idea if I will, but who cares!
By the end of this blog, you will see that I now got one.
Yes and it works.
Shut up MaFe and start the blog, who cares if you need one?



I was looking at the table and realized this could be fun…
What I did not realize was that it was not all that simple as two pieces of MDF.
So MDF, shape to fit drum.
Yes you make it spin, it’s that easy.


So I cut them to length (actually too small, but…).


Ok lets make a base for the show.
Need to find the right placement for the sander, so the suction will work still.


Now I can cut out the hole for the Supersander.


Does it make sense now?
Honestly it was a bit messy in my head, just tried as I went, no plans.


Now I will make the one side of the bed adjustable, like on a real planner.
The infeed table can be lowered.
Two MDF pieces will be the lift and the base need to be cut of a little so that it can get lower then the outfeed table.
Marking up for the lift and the cut.
(The clever viewer will see what I do wrong, the rest like my self will see later).


Cutting a rabbet for the lift.


Like this.


Off go the top, so it can be lowered.


A top plate are made to stabilize it.


Now it can run up and down in the rabbets.


TAPAAAAUUUUUUUU…
Yes this was when I realized I had to mirror it.
Fools fall in love and make mistakes, guess I’m quite a fool.
Why it needed to be mirrored?
Due to the direction of the drum when spinning, we need to go against the spin, otherwise we are out of control.
Yes I know, I’m out of control in general…


Not a big deal, just have to cut a new rabbet.
Then some glue.


Outfeed table are fixed.


Square it up and add a backup piece for strength.


And a back side to the box.


I give it a few screws, just to make sure it’s sturdy.


Then the lift are glued together.


Squared up.


Just to be sure it will run straight, it gets some sides too.


More glue.


More glue and a top with a rabbet.


Now I screw up and in.
Screw up, because I start drilling without a clamp so the MDF cracks…
Then screw in the top.


A really long screw.
Yes there are blood on the jig… Mine. Nothing serious.


We got a lift!


Sorry to be out of focus, but this should show the idea.


Now I can square it all up.


Fixating the lift by drilling and leaving the drill in the hole.
Then glue on the lift top.
(Here you can see the screwed up MDF).


Two screws and glue should do the job.


Get it?


I could not find my threaded inserts (found them after).
So I used one of these, really should have been in from the other side, but we will fix it.


All this for fixing…


Ok, we are getting close now.


A top are fitted, need a hole for the drill press to reach the drum.


Check!


Ohh yes and that terrible threaded thing…


Got it fixed, the lid will hold it in place.
I hope.


A toy wheel can make a handle for the bolt.


Two holes.


Epoxy.


Bang!


Ohh yes and I fixed it.


Now the top can be mounted, I do this with no glue, so it can be opened in case I need that.


Here from down under.


Just for pleasure I close the screw holes on the in- and outfeed tables.


Then fasten the drum to the drill press.


Clamping it in place.
And yes it really works and really well in fact.
So a happy monkey here, with a smile, isn’t that what this is all about?



Hope can inspire, perhaps even to get more use of your drill press.

The best of my thoughts,
Mads

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



12 comments so far

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mafe

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#1 posted 03-15-2015 06:13 PM

If I should start over, I would find the threaded inserts fist, spend too much time fixing and I would make the planner same width as the table, this would make it more easy to clamp in place.

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

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Bricofleur

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#2 posted 03-15-2015 06:20 PM

Well thought, Mads. You went to the ‘good’ school ! LOL

Comment on photo #15: Be careful not to get any splinter in that particular finger !! LOL

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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mafe

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#3 posted 03-15-2015 06:38 PM

Serge, it is funny you are the first to comment, since I was thinking about you as I made the planner, it kind of reminded me of you in a good way. I was thinking to make one later for my drum sander, now I have the principals. Yes we took the same classes I think!
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Bricofleur

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#4 posted 03-15-2015 06:45 PM

Mads, what about just using pins or dowels to register the assembly on drill press table ? They would be glued under the assembly and dropped in holes in your drill press table. They would prevent the assembly from shifting and I believe there is no need to clamp it down. Just a thought !

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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patron

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#5 posted 03-15-2015 07:07 PM

you is run amuck

the beauty is maybe you don’t need it
that way you can enjoy the journey
without straining to do it ‘right’

lots to learn this way
without tripping over yourself
with crazy ideas

great work

proud of you once again mads

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Brit

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#6 posted 03-15-2015 09:42 PM

I’m lost Mads (LOL), but don’t worry because I’m just mastering a penknife, so it will be a l-o-n-g while before I make one of these. :o) Glad I’m not the only one messing around with MDF. I can’t wait to work some real wood again though.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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mafe

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#7 posted 03-15-2015 10:01 PM


Like this only sandpaper on a drum instead of knifes.

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

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SPalm

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#8 posted 03-15-2015 10:32 PM

I love to watch people think. You are a good thinker.

Looks like a nice addition to the shop of Mads.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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lew

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#9 posted 03-15-2015 11:47 PM

Cool build, Mads!

I used a similar idea on my oscillating spindle sander to thickness the inserts for my rolling pins. Later I built a standalone thickness sander.

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

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Roger

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#10 posted 03-16-2015 12:45 AM

Very hi-tech build there Mads. Very good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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icemanhank

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#11 posted 03-16-2015 12:49 AM

Mads you are unbelievable, I would love to meet you one day!

I can’t even keep up with your posts but I have to as I enjoy them and you creativity so much.

Love your work, David

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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stefang

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#12 posted 03-17-2015 11:37 AM

I am glad you changed the description to ‘Jointer’ Mads. I was having a difficult time getting my head around the ‘planer’ word. A very nice build and a very useful tool. I use my router with my adjustable half fences in the same way as your sanding jointer works. I cold however find use for a sanding ‘planer’ for the fine dimensioning of wood strips, so I hope you will build and blog one of those in the future. Why use my own brain when I might be able to enlist a bigger better one like yours?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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