Drill Press Drum Sander Jig

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Project by Steve posted 1363 days ago 5739 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When using the drum sander on my drill press I was always left with a little lip of wood on the bottom. I made this simple jig to solve this problem by allowing the drum to sit a little lower than the table. The sides are built to fit tight to the original table so there’s no clamping needed to use it. I had to cut the one corner off to allow the handle to rotate for adjusting the table. I simply clamp my shop vac hose to the drill press to collect the dust as I sand. It’s made from scrap red oak ply from my daughter’s blanket chest project.

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#1 posted 1363 days ago

Its amazing the things we end up making from scrap. The simple things can be the funnest stuff to make. Good project, thanks for sharing.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 1363 days ago

Quick and simple..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 1362 days ago

The best part is it just sits on the drill press. I use it all the time for stuff. Today I used it to clean up the edges of a new push stick before running it through the router.

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