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Forum topic by Kohola posted 02-28-2011 09:43 PM 1841 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kohola

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02-28-2011 09:43 PM

Hi. This is my first post. I am in the process of procuring parts to build a thickness sander and am looking for specifications and a suppliers for various parts. Right now, I’m looking for a DC conveyor motor. Any help much appreciated.

Thanks,
Tim

-- Tim


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oluf

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 03:44 AM

Any corded electric drill will work fine. If a corded tool has brushes it will run on AC or DC, better on DC. You could also use a router or circular saw motor. The electric drill would be my choice because there are so many with variable speeds and the price is right.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#2 posted 03-02-2011 05:40 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/43892
Tim,
This link is exactly what you are looking for, I am in the same design and procurement phase.
I have another lead on some motors to use also so contact if you need more info.
Jeff

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Kohola

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#3 posted 03-03-2011 03:52 AM

Thanks guys, that is exactly what I was looking for. I called the guy at wondermotors.com and bought a 12v 50 rpm motor from his ebay store. He was very helpful. The motor comes with a controller, and I have a power supply that should work. A bunch of other parts were ordered from surplus center – acme screws, nuts, sprockets, bearings, etc. There are a few more things to get, then I’ll start the build. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Tim

-- Tim

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bigike

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#4 posted 03-03-2011 05:18 AM

I’m with ya on this, http://www.rockslide.org/drum%20sander.html
heres something also if you look at the liks on the bottom of the screen there should be more.
http://www.woodworkstuff.net/EDTSander.html
on either of these there should be more links or something to help. KEEP us posted or Me anyway.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Kohola

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 02:08 PM

Well it’s been a couple years… Just want to let you folks know my sander has been up and running for quite awhile. In fact, I’m on version 2, which I built to enable others to build a similar machine.

The first machine required a bit of welding and some other metal work that I eliminated in version 2. There is still some metal work that needs to be done – the hardest being putting shoulders on acme screws. There are some simple techniques to do that with a bench grinder.

I have pictures of it on my website – shigshop

Tim

-- Tim

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