|Project by Wally_nd||posted 01-03-2009 07:37 AM||10837 views||42 times favorited||13 comments|
Here is a project I’ve been working on for a couple of weekends. I have to thank a couple of fellow Lumber Jocks for the idea and the links to loads of online info. Thank you to “Yorkshirestewart” and to “blake” for your earlier project posts.
This site had the most info. http://www.rockslide.org/drum%20sander.html
The goal of this project was to spend as little money as possible and since I’ve been called a pack rat a time or two, it wasn’t too hard. The frame is made of 2×4s and some hardwood from a pallet. The pillow blocks, shaft, motor, and piano hinges are all past auction sale purchases that I had lying around. The only pieces I’ve had to buy thus far were the 5 inch pulley and belt.
The drum is made of disks cut from ¾” plywood attached with epoxy to a 5/8” shaft. To finish the drum I glued 60 grit sandpaper to a piece of MDF the same width as the drum and ran it through raising the feed table a little at a time until the drum was perfectly round and parallel to the table. I sill need to make a safety/dust collection hood and some sort of wheel mechanisms. My only regret is not spending time on the looks of the piece…I could have prettied up the joinery and maybe painted it….
thanks for looking…..
-- Jeremy, North Dakota