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Drum making #4: Poplar Drum UH OH!!!

1606 days ago by skeeter | 3 comments »

Had a redneck revelation. ” hey I don’t own a lathe so I’ll use my drum sander to turn the inside of my shell.” WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It exloded. Sent pieces of the stave drum some 30 feet. Thank god I was standing on the infeed side like the warning on the front of the machine said. So here is the details of what I did. I took the top off the machine took the pressure rollers off and took one of the sanding drums off. I then got 2 shorter belts from NAPA and put them on from the drive pulley to the sanding drum pulley. Heres the stupid part. I put the shell on the inside of the sanding drum. I thought, stupidly, ” the infeed belt will rotate the shell while...

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