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RonInOhio

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 09:08 AM

You didn’t say what you don’t need.

My first thought would be a drum or spindle sander. Wouldn’t take much modification

There is a pneumatic sanding drum for drill presses that you can inflate to use as a drum sander. Let air
out of it and it conforms to the piece you are sanding. Not sure if you need the chuck or not.

You could also build a sanding table with a hole large enough for the drum to be recessed in. Hook up
a dust collector and you can sand curves without dust.

Woodworkers Supply, woodworker.com,
800-645-9292,
Pneumatic drum sander kit, including paper and base, #947-499.

I have seen some whacky conversions. Like converting a drill press to a verticle lathe. Doesn’t seem practical to me. A sander I would think would get a lot of use.


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