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The Finished Thickness Sander

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Project by lew posted 01-19-2012 03:24 AM 5662 views 35 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on this for a while.

Will post a blog of the progress and more detail as I get it together.

The blog series begins here- http://lumberjocks.com/lew/blog/27660

Thanks to all the folks who inspired me and provided information when they made theirs. Most of the information came from these sites.

http://lumberjocks.com/wildbill001/blog/26415

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/41979

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/7063

http://www.rockslide.org/drum%20sander.html

http://home.mchsi.com/~woodywrkng/DrumSander.html

It does work!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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#1 posted 01-19-2012 03:34 AM

how does it work? are you happy…good results?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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lew

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 03:44 AM

Matt,

It works better than I expected! It’s not very big- table is only 16” by 24”. It is really going to help me with the thin strips I use in the rolling pins and I think it will be capable of doing some small/medium cutting boards.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 03:55 AM

Looks like it will serve you well.
Another tool/machine/item on my “To Do/Wish list”!!!

Looking forward to your blog! I hope for many, many, many pictures and specifications! Bearing specs, motor specs, pulley ratio, etc. etc. etc…............

Oh, did I mention PICTURES?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 01-19-2012 04:59 AM

Lew:

Lots like a great sander. Looking forward to the build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 01-19-2012 05:20 AM

wow what a great job ,now you have a great tool to use for years to come.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-19-2012 05:34 AM

Your welcome! Glad I could be of assistance.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#7 posted 01-19-2012 06:33 AM

Nice work, Lew.

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#8 posted 01-19-2012 06:52 AM

Looks like you’re ready for sanding!

I’m looking forward to the blog.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 01-19-2012 03:40 PM

Sweet.
I love it. Good for you. A really nice tool to have.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 01-19-2012 03:57 PM

You’ll use this a real lot Lew!

I just realised it’s about four years since I made mine…
Click for details ...and it still gets lots of use.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#11 posted 01-19-2012 04:46 PM

The more of these I see here on LJs, the more I want to build one!

Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
(The greatest woodworking show since the invention of wood- check it out!)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#12 posted 01-19-2012 06:08 PM

I looked through your blog on this Lew, very impressive. I haven’t followed close because I would never build one of these, I don’t have the time. The advantage of a home built one is not just cost. It also allows you to tinker with it and repair it yourself. Looks useful, and fun to build as well…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#13 posted 01-19-2012 10:09 PM

Hi Lew. Great job, and a good addition to the shop.

Still need to look into your blog. Seems quite massive. Thank you

Now you´ll get more tidy rolling pins !!!

The best

-- Back home. Fernando

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#14 posted 01-19-2012 10:57 PM

thats an awesome sander Lew, love the table raising mechanism.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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lew

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#15 posted 01-19-2012 11:35 PM

Randy- Thanks! Added some more specs in the Blog series. Hope they answer your questions.

Karson, a1Jim, CJ, Steve1 and Steve2- Thanks!

Charles- Thanks for the information in your post. It really helped me!

Stewart- Sorry I forgot to add your link. But it is there now. Thanks for your information- it really helped!

Stumpy- Thanks!

Jim- Thanks! The ability to make it do what I needed was a big reason for building it.

Fernando- Thanks! Now I can get started on the next batch!

Sharon- Thanks! Wish I could take credit for designing it.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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