Drill press drum sander table - foot powered oscillating post

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Drill press drum sander table
foot powered oscillating.

I just bought a oscillating spindle sander and this was ironically the thing that inspired me to make this little project…
Just for fun, but also to be able to use my Supersander with a flat surface and a fence for thickness sanding small parts.
But basically I made it for the joy of making it.

You can find the blog here:

1. The table.
2. With fence for thickness sanding.
3. Like so.
4. The build from the blog.
5. Drums and inserts.
6. That’s it.

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

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 11:42 PM

Here the foot powered oscillating.
Big smile here.

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

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 11:52 PM

Old school. I like it, what’s next a treadle lathe? ;}

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 12:15 AM

The truth is I’m working on that also… Laughs.
Best thoughts,

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

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#4 posted 03-11-2015 01:03 AM

Very nice Mads, great project. I’m surprised how much thickness the sander removes, I thought the super-sander was not so rigid…

-- I never finish anyth

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#5 posted 03-11-2015 01:32 AM

Cool Mads.
There’s nothing as much fun as just fooling around in the shop because you can.
....and you get a nice tool as a bonus.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#6 posted 03-11-2015 02:22 AM

Very creative.

-- Lazor's Woodshop

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#7 posted 03-11-2015 08:01 AM

Curiousity got the better of me and I just had to take a look, then still curious went to the blog.
I must say… very impressive, and with a humourous practical twist.

Now I need to ask do you do much riverbank fishing?

A very well done and documented project thank you for your skills and imagination!!

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 03-11-2015 01:17 PM

I don’t know Mafe….. this one may cost you some Galoot points :^p

Very clever!

Playing mad scientist inventor certainly can be fun.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#9 posted 03-11-2015 01:49 PM

Very versatile sander and the dust collection looks great .
Thanks for the blog and the helpful links .
  • That variable speed manual oscillation is a engineering marvel . :-)


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 03-11-2015 02:02 PM

Please update us as to your progress on the shaving horse spring pole lathe. I made a bodger horse instead, I found it better suited the work I was doing.

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#11 posted 03-11-2015 02:30 PM

Slick idea, Mads. And you can have it oscillating by having Mathilde work up and down!!

I did get to turn on a spring pole lathe at rendezvous on the Wabash River in Indiana. You have to get the rhythm to keep ‘er going!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 03-11-2015 08:39 PM

I love it Mad’s, what a great idea. I think ill make one for fun as well. Never enough sanders just like clamps right? Hope all is well friend! Look good!

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

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#13 posted 03-12-2015 06:24 AM

The foot powered feature was so unexpected, Mads! Big smiles here! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 03-12-2015 12:27 PM

Ingenious Mads and it is completely consistent with the Danish obsession of pedal power (bicycles). The pole lathe looks great too. I’ve always wanted to make one myself, but I haven’t room for one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-16-2015 11:11 AM

Hi there,
Stefang, laughs, yes this is really Danish pedal power. I don’t have room for the pole lathe too, but I just want to make one… Slow progress, most parts are done now, but need better weather so I can be outside.
Candy, smiles, I was hoping it would make some people laugh.
Ken, never enough tools, it’s a fact.
Jim, Mathilde is a teenager, so perhaps I can attach it to her door, when se slams it, that will be a enormous source of energy… Naaaaa she’s too kind. I tried a bungie pole lathe in Scotland and really loved it.
Techt, I will, but things go slow here on that project, even I have most of the parts ready, I will post it once it’s running, have taken pictures of the parts being made.
Klaus, think I will call it the Marvel machine.
Maniac, laughs, yes I can imagine, even I did not even know I had Galoot points. Honestly I am a mixed tool guy, my passion goes many ways, when it comes to woodworking.
robcaste, look at my fishing Priest post. ;-)
Devin, smiles.
Paul, could not agree more.
Philip, me too, perhaps it is due to the softness…
Thank you all for you words they do make me smile.
Best thoughts,

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

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