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Thought I’d try my hand @ segmented turning. Needed a drum sander,but didn’t want to buy one, so….
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#1 posted 11-29-2013 11:04 PM
Q: When is a lathe not a lathe?
A: When it is a drum sander silly.
-- Rick in Myrtle Beach, SC
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#2 posted 11-30-2013 01:46 AM
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.
-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best
#3 posted 11-30-2013 02:40 AM
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!
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#4 posted 11-30-2013 02:42 AM
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?
#5 posted 11-30-2013 03:00 AM
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.
#6 posted 11-30-2013 04:07 AM
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.
#7 posted 11-30-2013 04:33 AM
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.
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#8 posted 12-02-2013 05:11 PM
-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)
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#9 posted 12-03-2013 03:32 AM
this is awesome love the contrasting woods
-- John Cobb
#10 posted 12-03-2013 04:34 AM
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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#11 posted 12-07-2013 12:40 PM
Beautiful turnings. The drum sander is a nice feature.
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com
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