|Project by Paul Pomerleau||posted 12-21-2011 04:15 AM||10539 views||70 times favorited||25 comments|
My next project that I want to make are end-grain cutting boards.
But I heard the horror stories of flattening them through the thickness planer.
I needed a drum sander and saw a lot of plans for home made ones.
I drew up some plans using Sketchup and started to build one.
Picked up all the hardware locally and I already had all the wood in my shop.
The drum is 25 pieces of 3/4” MDF on a 7/8” solid steel shaft.
The 1/4hp 1725rpm furnace motor is linked to the drum via a 1/2” power-link belt.
I even added a safety toggle switch to match the other tools in the shop.
The only thing missing is the sandpaper rolls.
I have looked and found that no one carries it in the Ottawa area.
I finally found some online from a store located around Niagara Falls.
I ordered a few rolls of different grits, but being this close to Christmas I fear that it will be in the new year before arriving at my place.
I can’t wait to make a few cutting boards, so I hope they arrive soon.
Thanks for looking.
-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada