|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 102 days ago||2315 views||16 times favorited||38 comments|
I had some curly maple to straight line and the jointer was tearing it out really bad so I went to look for the drum sander jointer I made out of two pieces of wood a few years back and could not find it. So I decided to build a better one——I had been thinking about this for a while anyway.
This is built from 3/4” maple plywood and I made it to mount on an angle to get a longer outfeed surface on the drum sander. I made it with the intention of mounting boards on the front that I could use for a wear surface and might someday be replaced and also so I could shim those boards if I had to to bring it truly square to the surface. They came out square okay but the in-feed side has to be shimmed to accommodate all I took off when I angled the two mating boards for a sliding surface to adjust for the amount to be taken off. Those two front boards are cut at a .4 degree angle, so they move about .012” in 1 1/2 of travel. I needed .075” shim and the only way I could get it was with 2 pieces of cardboard for shims. I wanted to sand off very little per pass and it does a super job.
I mounted it to the drum sander table with T nuts on the under side of the table so it drops on real close to being in the correct position. I have a about 1/16 movement for lining the outfeed table up to the drum. The in-feed table is automatically in the right place compared to the old one I had where the two were independent.
No finish on this project!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!