|Project by thewoodworker01||posted 12-16-2012 12:26 AM||3847 views||27 times favorited||7 comments|
So a while back I have built a drum sander. I have been doing some modifications to it, as you can see from the pictures. I have the original post of the drum sander at http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68763
The first thing I changed was the handwheel. I never really like how the handwheel was up top. I didn’t have a spinner knob to it, So making large adjustments was a pain. The original handwheel was also getting a lot of wear marks on it. Its hole was sloppy when it attached to the shaft. So I got tired of that and bought a cast iron one from China – of course. (Nothing is ever American made) I came up with a new mechanism for the handwheel. I used a vertical shaft from the tensioner, and a new horizonal shaft for the handwheel. I put on (2) 45 degree bevel gears on it to do the 90 degree pivot. It works great but its still a little harder to move because of the 2 new gears. If anyone has any advise for this please let me know.
The next change was taking off that 6,000 rpm treadmill motor. For a conveyor you do not want a motor to go 6,000 rpms. At max 115. I put on a Baldor DC Gear Reduction motor. It has complete variable speed. And it works great. A lot better than the treadmill motor. It is also a lot bigger so I had to move the door from the back and put it on the front.
I have a few videos of it on Youtube. The actual video of me talking about the drum sander’s modifications is part 4. The first 2 are from the original post, and the 3 one is from an update in August.
This is part 1, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6pmlEejIFg
This is part 2, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP_4HQX_vjE
This is part 3, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBdboeaRqGQ
This is part 4, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r40wmW_wdv4
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