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Project by Davesfunwoodworking posted 10-18-2007 03:40 AM 6161 views 27 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was working on my second night stand when I told my wife I needed a drum sander. Well she said go buy it. I said you dont seem to understand how much the cost. She said i could spend $100.00 I laughed. I said one would cost a few dollers more. I told more like $700.00 or $800.00 she said no way. You all know whos the boss is. Any way I stopped working on my night stand and went to the internet to see what I could find. Well here it is. There is a few more drum sanders that others have made on the net, but this is the one I liked. So out to the shop I went and bang bang, zip zip, ouch ouch. Well you get the picture. The only thing I need to fix on it is the table. The wood is not flat enough and has a small bow in it. But it seems to work just fine for now.

-- Davesfunwoodworking





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darryl

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#1 posted 10-18-2007 03:45 AM

that’s pretty cool!
thanks for sharing.

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mot

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#2 posted 10-18-2007 04:07 AM

That’s cool!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 10-18-2007 04:08 AM

Nice. I’ve never considered a shop-built drum sander – until now that is. Thanks!

-- Dave J. Eagle, ID

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#4 posted 10-18-2007 04:09 AM

google google

here I go

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#5 posted 10-18-2007 04:14 AM

Cool Dave! What feeds the workpiece through?

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#6 posted 10-18-2007 04:24 AM

I have to use a push board. I would like to come up with a belt In time. Thanks for all the great feed back.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#7 posted 10-18-2007 04:30 AM

Very nice Job. Shopnotes magazine just published a Tools and Jigs edition that has plans for a shop made sander. It is on page 82.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 10-18-2007 04:30 AM

Shop Notes Tools and Jigs Just published has a Thickness Sander powered by your table saw. Page 82. it also shows a hand operated feed table.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 10-18-2007 04:31 AM

Lol. We were posting at the same time Karson.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 10-18-2007 04:39 AM

thats a great looking sander. what did you use for the drum?
i solved my sanding problem by building a stroke sander. part of the fun of woodworking is building your tools to work with. keep up the good work.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#11 posted 10-18-2007 04:43 AM

The drum is made out of 4 inch round 3/4 inch mdf. I think i used 18 or 20 of them glued together. I drilled out the center and put them on a shaft and glued them up.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#12 posted 10-18-2007 04:49 AM

thats a good idea for making the drum. how do you fasten the sanding belt on to the drum?

-- jerryw-wva.

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#13 posted 10-18-2007 05:32 AM

I cut the end of the drum and put a wedge in to hold the paper. It to will need to be changed. Not sure yet how.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#14 posted 10-18-2007 06:02 AM

Sounds a lot like the version in ShopNotes. I considered making one of these about 6 years ago and then I found a great buy on a Ryobi Reconditioned sander. They are very useful. Good luck on your use of it. be careful of cherry wood. When the sandpaper builds up a corn, you then get a big burn strip down the board. Maple will do it also but it seems to be harder to do.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#15 posted 10-18-2007 06:29 AM

That’s on my list of things.
Great job . You wont regret having tha in your shop.
What size motor are you using and is it adequate?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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