Drum Sander Storage

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Project by Darell posted 04-01-2015 10:44 PM 1550 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up this drum sander from a friend a couple of years ago. I had seen other projects with cabinets added to the drum sander stand so I figured why not. I can always use more storage. This cabinet is built from plywood doors salvaged from a demo on a remodeling job I helped on a couple of years ago. The drawers built from pine shelving salvaged from the same job. I used 20” full extension drawer slides on the drawers. I took a piece off another Jet tool I own and used that to purchase a quart of paint that matches jet tools. It’s not the best looking piece I’ve built but it is functional.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#1 posted 04-02-2015 02:21 AM

That is good looking setup you have for the thickness sander. Well done in term of utilizing the space.

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#2 posted 04-02-2015 03:44 AM

I have thought about doing the same thing and you did a great job

I do wonder it you thought about ditching the whole metal stand that way you could have made the drawers bigger for more storage

at least that has been my internal debate that has kept me from doing it… right now I have another heavy object sitting on the shelf underneath so it is less wasted space until I find that object a new home

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#3 posted 04-02-2015 09:52 AM

Very nice, nice set-up

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

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#4 posted 04-02-2015 10:17 AM

You will have a lot of benefit from it. I like the idea building it into the original frame.

I did the same with my drumsander, but removed the stand and made it so that the motor is outside the cabinet. When not in use, the motor fits exactly over the lathe workbench.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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