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Project by JustSimplyWood posted 05-15-2015 03:32 AM 1971 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my V Drum Sander, 30” drum on a 3\4” solid shaft, heavy duty pillow block bearings.
Top is 48×19.5” with 9” of work space at each end for moving material
Base is a repurposed router table from my late father in law
Depending on the size of the material, it will handle 1, 2 or 3 different grits of sandpaper at the same time

-- I do not have attention deficit disor.................hey look, it's a bunny!





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CFrye

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#1 posted 05-15-2015 08:54 AM

Nice repurposing job, Wood! What is the drum material and do you have any problem with heat buildup? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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JustSimplyWood

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#2 posted 05-15-2015 10:38 AM

The drum is made up of many 3/4 mdf circles glued together, there is no heat build up because there is an air gap between the hoop and loop Velcro and sandpaper which separate due to centrifugal force.

-- I do not have attention deficit disor.................hey look, it's a bunny!

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Radu

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#3 posted 05-15-2015 01:35 PM

I looked at the pictures 1st and when I saw the lenght of the drum I thought about using 2 different grits. You got that figured out already. Great job. What’s the drum diameter? Thanks for sharing.

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jm82435

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#4 posted 05-15-2015 06:37 PM

looks a lot like mine – i reused a cabinet also. you are going to love this thing.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 05-15-2015 08:37 PM

Nice I made a 18” one and love it. Great tool.

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

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JustSimplyWood

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#6 posted 05-16-2015 02:16 AM

The drum is around 3”
It works very well, I have been running with 2 different grits and it have been a tremendous time saver
Thanks for all the kind words

-- I do not have attention deficit disor.................hey look, it's a bunny!

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Nindwood

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#7 posted 05-16-2015 03:51 AM

Nice build. I might need one too. Thanks

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab. http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

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Rockbuster

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#8 posted 05-17-2015 01:34 PM

Nice unit, looks like it will do the job, but If it were me, I think that I would have used a TEFC Motor.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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