|Project by mreza||posted 09-27-2008 07:15 PM||93018 views||192 times favorited||46 comments|
This is my first post here.
I had been collecting information and reading different plans on building a thickness (drum) sander. I felt the need while working on a project that had to resaw thin materials and smooth them out. It is going to have a power feed conveyor.
Anyway, the initial plan of an 18” wide one grew to a 29” one.
I finished it a few months ago. It took a bit longer because I had to do new electrical wiring in my basement shop just to be able to run it.
Here are two videos, one showing it half way through the building progress, one showing it in action:
It has a 2HP farm duty motor and a 150lb/in conveyor motor. The maximum width I can sand is more than 28.5”.
I have loaded the progress photos as well as the finished photo and three videos showing the sander in action at the following link: