|Project by treeman||posted 12-11-2009 03:35 PM||9066 views||69 times favorited||20 comments|
A while back I posted a project on my completed V-Drum Sander. This sander has become one of the most used machines in my shop. I think I have used it on every project I have worked on since it ws built.
I finally got around to building some fences that enhance the functionality and overcome a couple of shortcomings. One shortcoming is that if you are working with long or heavy pieces they were sometimes difficult to hold flat without lifting on either the infeed or outfeed side. These fences have ledges that act as additional infeed/outfeed support. They are also built exactly 90 degrees to the table which provides the ability to edge sand square edges. I also incorporated t-track to hold featherboards.
The fences are constructed from mdf and plywood. I basically constructed an “L” shape with braces on the back side to keep everything square. The third picture shows the bottom of the fence with a small section of t-track and clamps that lock the fence to the table. The fences can be slid along the table and adjusted to the work at hand.
If you have one of these sanders, I believe you can make good use of these fences.