|Project by Bearpaw||posted 676 days ago||3644 views||42 times favorited||16 comments|
I finally finished my V-drum sander, so now to making cutting boards. As you can see my sander is much like everyone else, but I have added a few accessories.
1. This thing is heavy to lift. I am having surgery on my shoulder for a torn ligament in ten days, so I cut in to the overhang handles. It is much easier to lift.
2. To move it around the shop I added castors. To keep the top from flipping open I put a screen hook on it.
3. I added a Velcro strip to secure the power cord. Since I am retired Navy Aviation, I like things neat and safely stowed. I kept the block of wood that I used to set my pillow blocks with. It is stored inside and marked. This way I will be able to realign them if I have to remove them for some reason.
4. I put four chair leg plastic buttons on the bottom for easier moving on the work bench. Not to sure how that will work, but worth a try.
5. The most important accessory is the board next to the sander. This is 1/8” plywood rip to the width and the length of my sandpaper. The ends were cut to the angle I need to start wrapping the sandpaper.
To make my disk, I used a 4” hole saw to cut them. I then made a 1/4” locator pin to position the disk and then drilled out the center hole for the shaft. I could only make a starter hole and then I finished drilling the shaft’s hole.
This is not an easy project, but it will be a welcome addition to the work shop.
-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin