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Blog entry by rustfever posted 1726 days ago 819 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tomorrow, at 9;30 AM, my new ‘old’ Hans stroke sander is to arrive. This one has a 120” X 48” table and an 8” belt. The tables adjusts in/out/up/down. I have been lusting for this tool for some thirty years, after having used one briefly in the late ‘70’s. It is just the size to work upon that ‘promised’ dining room table for Son and his wife.

I harvested a number of Claro Walnut trees and root-balls a year ago. The 4/4 material is ready to use. It has some fantanstic grain and figurings. My D-I-L fell in love with the boards a few months ago. Of course, Dad [aka. Granddad] is a push over.

Well, I am as a kid on Christmas eve. I can’t wait for tomorrow to arrive.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#1 posted 1726 days ago

sounds like fun ,

i’ll bet you sand everything in sight ,

just to get to use it ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 1726 days ago

The first time I used a stroke sander, I loved it. By varying the pressure and moving the platent, you can accomplish a great deal. It is similair to a portable hand-held belt sander, but so much more easy to use, never digging-in as a portable can do. It is so much better than a drum sander, as it will not burn or stall. You can change belts to go from 50 to 180 for all types of projects. It is of a size that will allow you to do a door, or yes, even a dining room table.

I will not say the first time I used one, my results were perfect. Like any sanding project, you must marry your approach to the wood, the machine, and the sanding belt.

But I will have difficulty sleeping tonight.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#3 posted 1726 days ago

I’m very happy for you that soulds like a great sander.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 1726 days ago

I am going to have to drop in and check it out…..

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 1726 days ago

I hope the machine works as you expected it to be.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 1726 days ago

Hehe “mommy, why is grandad running down the driveway shouting ‘GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!’ at the delivery man?”

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#7 posted 1726 days ago

Nothin’ as nice as the arrival of a tool. Enjoy your day!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#8 posted 1726 days ago

Sounds like a great tool . hope you can show us some photos later.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1725 days ago

Many happy hours sanding…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 1725 days ago


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 1725 days ago

Well, the sander arrived, we off-loaded and move it into the shop area. The off-loading was a bit difficult because the tool was stuffed into the front of a 53’ van. Two helpers, a fork lift, pry bar and a set of equipment dollies made easy work of the job, however.
The tool looks to be in at least the condition I expected. An employee [well trusted] had inspected and declared no damage, excess waer, or missing part. By the time I recieved it, one small bend in the belt shield. Nothing of which to be concerned.
I must get the shop reorganized so this will fit into the flow. I measured and find the following. The drive and idler wheels are 13’-6” [o.c.]. Means the belt must be 360” long [Yes, 30’-0”!!!] I will need to locate a supply. I did get 7 brand new 100 grit belts included as well as the orginal parts/operators/owners manual.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#12 posted 1725 days ago

drivers ,

start your sanders !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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