|Project by eddy||posted 01-22-2010 11:17 PM||8806 views||48 times favorited||12 comments|
after seeing a few made here i decided to take the dive and make 1 8 days later here it is
started with the 1 most people have been referring to here is a link http://www.rockslide.org/drum%20sander.html i did receive some help for a few fellow lumber jocks here is the thank you list
http://lumberjocks.com/Jimthecarver hooked me up with a motor for a good price
http://lumberjocks.com/Autumn helped me with some questions i had
http://lumberjocks.com/rareddy also helped me out when i had a question
thank you alll
anyway drum is 3/4 Burch ply cut into circles. and glued to a 5/8 rod is 4 inchs in diameter i would rec. using a 3/4 if you make 1 this long is i can bush agains mine and get about .025 flex out of it. made the table longer than most. my thought on this is the first thing you put on your table saw is a out feed table so i will see how this works out.
table is 2 feet wide and 4 feet long all framing is 2/4 comstruction grade (took for ever to get 6 stright boards)
jointed and planed flat. then screwed and glued. last pic is cking for round i have it with in .020 of round accross the tube.
this is a gentle giant feeding by hand is very easy just dont stop in the middle or you will grove the wood.
will paint it to match the shop (red) later. i have wax on the mdf and the wood seams to move fine on this may add a top later. just came back from harbor freight with a 2 hp. dust colector as i can see the 3/4 unit i have been using will never keep up with this thing.
-- self proclaimed copycat