|Project by Bearpaw||posted 05-25-2011 04:37 PM||44593 views||109 times favorited||30 comments|
I have been very interested in the Andy boxes. I make a couple of different small boxes and looking for something to add to my gifts.
They are very simple to make, but require sanding to give them their unique shape. To do this you really need a pneumatic drum sander. BUT, I do not have the $ for a store bought one. I remember seeing in one of my magazines a homemade pneumatic drum sander that looked very easy to make and CHEAP.
After going through a lot of old books I found the article and now I have built it. I have about $25.00 in it. The nice thing is it uses standard 3”x21” sanders belts. Therefore there is no special belt to buy.
I have included a copy of the article. I had to make some changes in that the flange showed in the picture is not readily available. I did find out later that Ace Hardware, on line, in Chicago has about 8 of them in stock. I checked with the mfg of the flange and they have taken the die out of service.
I am looking forward to making my first Andy box.
-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin