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Posted on How Thick is thick?

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#1 posted 08-31-2011 09:05 PM

I use mine for two things.

1. Making things smooth. For example I made a table top out of lacewood wrapped with ebony wrapped with bubinga. I used the drum sander to get everything nice and smooth.

2. Getting things sanded enough to fit perfect.

I always cringe and the idea of a ‘thickness snader’ to me that implys that you can get a consistant thinckness and just feed stock through, no true, a plainer will do that a drum sander will not have as much control over how thick things end up. I will usailly use my plainer for thickness then my drum sander for evenness.

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