Combo Drum Sander

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Project by tyka posted 03-31-2011 11:04 PM 10104 views 85 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well folks the 20” drum sander combo project is completed. It reduces stock pretty fast and flatens doors and boards well. You can even square-up edges to get better board glue-ups. If you want more information please go to my Blog. Parts 1 and 2 are posted and Part 3 should be up by Sunday. There’s a couple of short videos and lots of pics. Thanks for looking.
Correction: the videos will be in Part 3 of my blog.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 11:23 PM

Now that’s nice…

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 11:30 PM

congratĀ“s with your new toy :-)
thankĀ“s for sharing

take care

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#3 posted 04-01-2011 12:17 AM

what size motor are you using?

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#4 posted 04-01-2011 03:10 AM

Paul, that is a beautiful piece of equipment. Very neat and detailed the blog as well.

Thank for posting

-- Back home. Fernando

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#5 posted 04-01-2011 04:23 AM

I really like that!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 04-01-2011 06:20 AM

Very nice. I just love shop built machines and this one looks very versatile and useful. Plus, I love the color combo

-- Tom T, Orange County CA.

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#8 posted 04-01-2011 04:47 PM

Wow. Can’t wait to see the videos.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 04-01-2011 07:49 PM

This looks like a really great and flexible tool. I will definitely have a look at your blog on this. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 04-02-2011 06:17 AM

Very cool. I love how you switch the dust collector for the table top. I couldn’t figure out a good way to do that so I put my dust collection on the side. Well done! I like how you took the time to paint it and make it look nice. I think that makes homemade tools so much cooler..
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-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#11 posted 04-02-2011 12:10 PM

very cool toy you build here… very nice work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#12 posted 04-04-2011 07:56 PM

Nice drum sander combo, your design and execution are superb, looks great, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 04-06-2011 01:47 AM

This is great! I like it!!!!!

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

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#14 posted 04-06-2011 03:58 AM

Nice, I have to make one. I’m just glad so many people are making these cuz when it comes time to do mine I have alot of people to ask for info if I get stuck. LOL

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 03-17-2013 11:16 PM

That looks great. I also really like your blog series on it. I’m absolutely going to do… eventually.

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