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Project by tomatoskins posted 01-27-2018 10:56 PM 2594 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this drum sander attachement for my lathe.

It works much better than I ever planned. You can see my full build of it here

-- tomatoskins





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Woodknack

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 11:35 PM

Looks like a nicely built sander. I’ll check out the build article.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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CFrye

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#2 posted 01-28-2018 01:58 AM

Nice!!

-- God bless, Candy

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lew

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#3 posted 01-28-2018 02:35 AM

Nice explanation and photos.

Hook and loop system would make replacing the sandpaper easier. Also, I have found the the hook and loop adds a bit of a cushion to help prevent burning/loading of the sandpaper

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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bushmaster

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#4 posted 01-28-2018 05:28 AM

that is a great idea, you did a great job, no wonder it works so well.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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majuvla

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#5 posted 01-28-2018 11:01 AM

Very, very smart built! I like the springs you added, sure they have very good purpose not to overload the drum or a board.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 01-28-2018 12:33 PM

Very nicely done….like the picture s.

I built a similar one on a Shopsmith.

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shipwright

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#7 posted 01-28-2018 01:54 PM

Mine is similar and also for ShopSmith. You will get a lot of use out of it I’m sure. I’ve had mine for several years now and still use it regularly. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57158
I don’t have problems pushing the pieces through without a feed system but you have to make sure you don’t pause or you will usually get a little dip where the drum was.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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stefang

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#8 posted 01-28-2018 02:59 PM

Nice design well executed and looks very useful. I would have liked to make one for my lathe, but it’s situated against a wall and so not room for an outfeed area. I eventually bought a Jet drum sander which I love. If you could come up with some way to fasten the sanding roll ends it would be more convenient as you wouldn’t have to have more than one drum. Probably easier said than done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 01-28-2018 03:35 PM

Nice work! This will be a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Hazardpay

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#10 posted 01-28-2018 03:35 PM

This is freaking awesome. Never thought of something like this being an option. Great build and nice work on the instructions. May have to out it on my to do list!!!

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#11 posted 01-28-2018 07:25 PM

A great project and well made instructable.
One question: How did you adjust it to sand equally thick at both sides?

Thank you for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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tomatoskins

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#12 posted 01-28-2018 07:41 PM



Nice explanation and photos.

Hook and loop system would make replacing the sandpaper easier. Also, I have found the the hook and loop adds a bit of a cushion to help prevent burning/loading of the sandpaper

- lew

Great idea!

-- tomatoskins

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tomatoskins

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#13 posted 01-28-2018 07:42 PM



A great project and well made instructable.
One question: How did you adjust it to sand equally thick at both sides?

Thank you for sharing!

- kaerlighedsbamsen


I raise both sides until my work piece just has clearance on both sides. From there I rotate each knob the same amount

-- tomatoskins

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lnxusr

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#14 posted 01-28-2018 09:25 PM

My next purchase is a better band saw, and after that I was torn between a drum sander or a lathe, with the drum sander in the lead for smoothing laminates made with the band saw. Well, this just knocked the drum sander out of the race.

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AAWW2005

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#15 posted 01-29-2018 04:27 PM

Great idea! Wish I had thought about that years ago.

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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