|Project by GSwoodworker||posted 03-02-2010 02:24 AM||4109 views||45 times favorited||15 comments|
Inspired by other LJ drum sanders. It is made mostly from MDF and some pine. It has a sanding width of about 15 1/2 inches. I used a 1” dia. shaft for the drum with 3/4 MDF cut into circles and epoxyed them to the shaft. It is a Shop Notes magazine basic design using my table saw to drive the drum. Replacing the blade with a small pulley. Just lower the pulley to tighten up the belt. I also made all the knobs myself, using 2 different woods just for fun. I drilled the oak with a Forstmer bit and drill through with a jobber drill to recess a t-nut and glue the walnut on top to hold the t-nut in place. I turn the dia. using my drill press (I don’t own a lathe yet) cut grooves on the router a little sanding and I am most pleased with them. I should of made this years ago!!!