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Project by EJAY posted 08-28-2016 09:16 PM 1664 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another tool at low cost…I use allot of wood I tear out of old homes. I made this mainly to remove the many years of finish on the lumber. I ran some long leaf pine through it and it worked great. I used 36 grit sandpaper for that. I got the hook and loop kit for the drum.





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#1 posted 08-28-2016 09:23 PM

Very nicely done….

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#2 posted 08-28-2016 09:47 PM

Most excellent !

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#3 posted 08-28-2016 11:29 PM

nicely built, i like seeing the different variations of this project.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 08-29-2016 12:48 AM

KEWL ….....GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 08-29-2016 01:50 AM

That is clever using gravity to help feed. I wish I had one of these.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#6 posted 08-29-2016 01:31 PM

We need a thumbs up feature! Great job. I really like mine. Just built a whole set of cabinet doors with it. The only thing to watch out for is keep the feed rate even, and push the stock through straight, or you end up with divots, and “angled” scratch marks… (found this out from experience) Lol. Anyway, it looks great. THanks for sharing.

-- Pete

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#7 posted 08-29-2016 01:57 PM

I also made one about 2 years ago and love it. What PPK says it spot on. Feed rate is important to get a smooth finish. Multiple passes at the same setting helps significantly.

Nice built, you will enjoy it.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#8 posted 08-29-2016 04:11 PM

That’s a nice shop built machine. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 08-29-2016 07:12 PM

Looks great … but do you have any problem with the pvc getting hot and becoming distorted or sagging?

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#10 posted 09-02-2016 10:30 AM

Sval229, I thought it would have a problem with heat but I think the hook and loop system helps keep it cool.

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#11 posted 09-02-2016 10:31 AM



I also made one about 2 years ago and love it. What PPK says it spot on. Feed rate is important to get a smooth finish. Multiple passes at the same setting helps significantly.

Nice built, you will enjoy it.

- TDominy


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EJAY

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#12 posted 09-02-2016 10:53 AM

Sval229, I got cold feet with the PVC being hollow so I filled it solid with the round plywood disk and actually glued them up in the pipe with the axle rod through it. I think the squeeze out glue helped fill any slivers of space. .So the PVC pipe is solid.

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#13 posted 09-02-2016 01:13 PM

I was surprised about the heat thing after building mine. I was concerned that heat would build up and melt the velcro. Steel drum sanders get hot to the touch. However, I’ve run mine constantly for 1/2 hr or more, taking off maximum passes, and regularly checked for heat, and the darn thing is never even warm to the touch. I think it may be something about the air space that the velcro keeps between the sandpaper and the drum.

-- Pete

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#14 posted 09-03-2016 03:31 AM

Pete, I think you are right because mine also stays cool.

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#15 posted 09-07-2016 04:20 AM

Nice job!

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