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#1 posted 02-13-2010 04:08 AM

Many years ago, when I first got my model 500, I made a 15” by 2 1/2” drum sander according to the plan shown in DeCristoforo’s “Power Tool Woodworking for Everyone”. Holding an entire 8 1/2×11 sheet of sandpaper, It is set between lathe centers. The board is fed between the table top and the drum against the direction of rotation. This was of course a type of thickness sander. It worked well, but engulfed the shop in fine choking dust. when I got my planer the drum was not used again.

Enter the modern era. The sand flea accessory will do a better job of sanding a boards surface;

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