VDrum Sander

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Project by PCTNWV posted 09-22-2010 02:55 AM 2824 views 34 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This gets a lot of use…. love this tool

-- Troy, Virginia

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#1 posted 09-22-2010 03:24 AM

I like this one !
This is the second one this week that people have shown.
Looks very simple .
Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 09-22-2010 03:54 AM

Good job. I have one and love it. An abrasive jointer. Nice and quiet too.

I like how you enclosed the motor. Very clever. A fence option for 90 degree stuff is a nice addition too.

Welcome to LJs,

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#3 posted 09-22-2010 05:25 AM

I like it too.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 09-22-2010 07:45 AM

Is this your own design or did you buy as a kit? Well done I need one of these.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 09-22-2010 09:52 AM

Nice work, Just finished mine as well. Like the way you closed up the motor.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 09-22-2010 02:23 PM

Thanks for the comments and the suggestions…. started thinking about how to add a fence last night and found info in a couple of places so that will be the next addition. I am also going to add some dust collection as the tray fills up quickly. The kit was from Stockroom supply, found the motor on the net and the box was a modified plan i found. Enclosing it cuts down on the noise and keeps all those moving parts out of reach. This allows me take a small amount of material off and smooth work quickly. I am still searching for a sandpaper that does not load up quickly (currently using Klingspoor) as it tends to add up quickly.

-- Troy, Virginia

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#7 posted 09-22-2010 02:32 PM

Hey Troy,

I use Klingspoor and found it to be quite nice for the price. Maybe if you get a bit of dust extraction going it will help with some of your loading problem. (?)


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 09-22-2010 04:25 PM

Have been looking at these for about a year and half. I like this setup! It’s going to favorites for when I finally get to that project.
Thanks, BTKS
OH, by the way. Welcome to LJ’s

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#9 posted 09-23-2010 02:52 AM

Very nice design!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#10 posted 09-23-2010 09:42 AM

Looks good.

-- Jiri

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#11 posted 09-23-2010 04:14 PM

Thanks again for the comments… Steve, thanks for the note. I will let you know if it makes a difference.

-- Troy, Virginia

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#12 posted 10-01-2010 04:16 PM

I have been working on a large drum sander for a year and it’s half built. Now I think I might have to tear it all apart and build one of these instead. Thanks alot!

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#13 posted 01-31-2011 09:21 PM

I like it too.

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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