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Thought I’d try my hand @ segmented turning. Needed a drum sander,but didn’t want to buy one, so….

-- Roger





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datadev1

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#1 posted 276 days ago

Q: When is a lathe not a lathe?

A: When it is a drum sander silly.

Nice project.

-- Rick in Myrtle Beach, SC

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lizardhead

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#2 posted 275 days ago

Nice piece especially if it was your first. Please go to your shop and wipe the drool I got all over you lathe. Saw it from your shop. you can see mine posted, I have several segmented pieces in my projects.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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slotman

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#3 posted 275 days ago

Wow, Lizardhead, you have more than several. What really is impressive to me is the time it must have taken. Yes, these are my first segmented pieces, & I know how long it took just for these simple ones. Between planing, cutting, sanding, gluing, clamping, gluing, clamping, gluing, clamping, sanding, just to get to the point of turning!

-- Roger

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Michael Wilson

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#4 posted 275 days ago

Love the turning.

I’m fighting the drum sander battle now myself, and had a thought to adapting the lathe more or less as you’ve done. I was concerned that creating one without a feed mechanism would lead to kickback of the most horrendous sort.

Any more details you can give on that build?

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slotman

104 posts in 1093 days


#5 posted 275 days ago

Actually worked pretty good. Just threw it together & used a bolt under the MDF to raise it. I just didn’t get real agressive with it. Only complaint I had was it wanted to vibrate a little too much. I used PVC pipe & I think it was a little too hard, but by running the wood through a couple of times at the same setting, it smoothed out pretty nice. Smooth enough the layers on these segmented pieces glued up good & tight! Now that I know it can work, I may build something a little more sophisticated.

-- Roger

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Michael Wilson

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#6 posted 275 days ago

Sure can’t argue with the results. I may give this a shot tomorrow if I can fit it in.

The Christmas sawdust frenzy is upon me.

OH: What did you use for paper and attaching it? Looks like you’ve got a 1×30 belt on the left there.

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slotman

104 posts in 1093 days


#7 posted 275 days ago

I used “PORTER-CABLE 740002201 4 1/2-Inch x 10yd 220 Grit Adhesive-Backed Sanding Roll” that I found on Amazon for 15.00. I ripped it once & had to replace it, but learned to be more careful. It was cheap enough I didn’t worry about it.

-- Roger

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shopmania

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#8 posted 273 days ago

Nice job!!!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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John Cobb

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#9 posted 272 days ago

this is awesome love the contrasting woods

-- John Cobb

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Michael Wilson

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#10 posted 272 days ago

Grit on the way. Hopefully I’ll have this whacky contraption built in the next couple evenings. We’ll see though.

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Roger

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#11 posted 268 days ago

Beautiful turnings. The drum sander is a nice feature.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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