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Project by Steve Panner posted 12-19-2015 02:29 PM 2031 views 16 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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While making the knife I ruined five sanding drums and a pack of ten here is around the same price as a table saw blade. So I decided to make my own from sandpaper and dowels.

This also offers the benefit of making them in grits and sizes not available on the market.

Made a video of the whole process: https://youtu.be/G1DOT3VjTsw

Or if you prefer a written article here: http://www.thesmallworkshop.com/2016/02/14/homemade-drum-sanders/





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simarilan

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#1 posted 12-19-2015 02:43 PM

That made my day – great ideal and video

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 12-19-2015 02:57 PM

Excellent

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Steve Panner

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#3 posted 12-19-2015 03:12 PM

Thank you, happy you liked it!

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#4 posted 12-19-2015 04:12 PM

Very interesting…I may just make the long dowel with the sand paper as it would be goo for some of my projects.

I have bought the 1/2” diameter by 1/2” long rubber mandrel and sleeves on eBay. They have some reasonable prices

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Steve Panner

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#5 posted 12-19-2015 04:16 PM

Ebay is cheap, but shipping pretty much cancels that advantage for me. Also, in some cases I’ve needed higher grits to polish something, like 600/1000 grit, and they are not available.

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#6 posted 12-19-2015 08:07 PM

Great idea Steve, I like the advantage of making the non available grits for real fine finishing. Well done might just have to have a crack at a few.
merry Xmas
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Steve Panner

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#7 posted 12-19-2015 08:40 PM

Thank you Pete, Merry Christmas to you too!

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#8 posted 12-20-2015 04:32 AM

Great idea!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 12-20-2015 06:01 AM

A coffee can full of those is on the to-do list.
Thanks for sharing the tip Steve.
Thumbs up on your YT video too.

-- Eric, central Florida

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Steve Panner

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#10 posted 12-20-2015 10:43 AM

Thank you both! :)

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#11 posted 12-20-2015 01:16 PM

very good idea. and the video how to was also well done. thanks.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Steve Panner

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#12 posted 12-20-2015 02:11 PM

Thank you Brian, happy you liked it!

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