|Project by Bill_N||posted 09-26-2012 08:49 PM||6212 views||15 times favorited||21 comments|
I received some recycled wood from my father in law …these were pre casting forms from Caterpillar Tractor Co. _
I disassembled a couple of sets then went about finding a project for them.
Somewhere along the way I saw a need for a home made sander, after lots of web research I decide to follow Paul from Quebec and try my hand at v drum sanding.
I made the drum out of 3” pvc pipe with three wooden circles inside to keep it stable attached to 3/4” stainless steel rod I got from my father in law
Made the box and mounted it onto a old grill cart I got from a garage sale, oh ya there was a Black and Decker drill press mounted on the table top. (Since removed)
I had a mishap cutting the top. Will correct soon as they say this is all a learning process. _
I moved the motor to underneath the sander added a belt guard and built one fence
Will make a second at a later time
- [ UPDATE ] **
I made a new table top
Remounted the motor added a belt guard and built a fence
I have enough material to make a second fence for the other side
need to work out some kind of hold downs for flattening
-- I have the Saw Dust Fever