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Forum topic by JWV4 posted 02-02-2017 01:46 AM 529 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2017 01:46 AM

I am thinking of buying a drum sander for segmented turning, specifically for segmented torus’ and other items that require slightly angled rings. From what I’ve read, only a drum sander can effectively do what I want.

In addition to flattening segmented rings and angling them, I also want to use it to sand small strips of wood for detailed segmented rings with intricate small pieces of wood.

I have a bandsaw, so I was hoping to be able to cut thin veneer off exotic wood to use in my turnings. Would a drum sander be a good tool to sand rough wood and keep it nice and flat?

Thank you,


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#1 posted 02-02-2017 03:13 AM

Just got supermax 19 38 last week great machine,,

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#2 posted 02-02-2017 04:06 AM

The first segmented turnings that I did I flattened with a sanding disc I made with a plywood disc mounted on a drill press. It worked pretty well. I think that you could make your slanted rings by tilting the table. It did produce a lot of dust though.
I’ve had a drum sander for several years, and I think that you’ll really like it. I’ve never tried sanding veneer with it.

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#3 posted 02-02-2017 04:11 AM

I have a Jet 16/32 and wouldn’t part with it.

I sand thin strips, glued-up segment rings, etc. I use a simple plywood sled with sacrificial strips on each side to eliminate snipe.

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