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Forum topic by Jonathan posted 06-16-2011 02:40 AM 1814 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jonathan

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06-16-2011 02:40 AM

I am in the middle of trying to get my drum sander realigned, but haven’t gotten it perfect yet. I am wondering if there’s anybody in the Denver area that has a drum sander that I can make a couple of passes on? I have a cutting board that is 14”x23” and I need to take about 1/64” off of each side to level it out before I cut the second strips for the final glue-up. I have used a ROS and a scraper to try and get it as close as I can, but I’d prefer to be closer than 1/64”, as that number is along the outside edges, so it’ll be more like 1/32” gap when trying to do the glue-up. I am willing to pay a fee to use your equipment. I’d like to get this board done sooner, rather than later, which is why I decided to post asking for help.

I’ve tried contacting a cabinet shop or two and haven’t heard back from them.

Feel free to post on here, or shoot me a PM.

Thank you, in advance for anyone willing to help!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."


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KayBee

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#1 posted 06-16-2011 05:49 PM

I’m in the Denver area, but don’t have a drum sander : ( Hope you get this worked out soon.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 06-16-2011 06:23 PM

Jonathan – try this place – they were set up to “rent” shop time and may have a drum sander. www.communitywoodworking.com

I found this shop searching for free scrap lumber on CL and the owner hooked me up pretty good with some misc hardwood pieces to ruin in my shop.

Tom

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 06-16-2011 07:24 PM

KayBee, thank you for the kind thoughts.

Tom, I found them, but hadn’t contacted them yet since it sounds like they’re going to be closing down shop in a few months time and it said they’re not accepting any new members. Maybe I can still go use their tools though?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 06-16-2011 07:47 PM

I would give them a call- I think the owner’s name was Joshua – really nice fellow.

Tom

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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RZH

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#5 posted 06-17-2011 04:29 PM

Jonathan,
I live up in Morrison and you’re welcome to use my drum sander. Send me a message if you’re still in need.
Ron

-- Ron

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Jonathan

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#6 posted 06-17-2011 05:54 PM

I checked with Austin Hardwoods this morning and they do provide the service. They only do it by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and there is a mimimum $40 set-up fee. I think I’ll pass as that’d add another $10/bf onto the cost of the board. Just figured I’d mention it in case anybody is in need of this service for a larger run sometime. I obviously can’t justify it for such a small project.

I’d like to get it done sometime in the next week or two and send it off to my in-laws.

Thanks for the offer Ron! I sent you a PM.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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jerkylips

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#7 posted 06-17-2011 06:09 PM

been wanting to post on this but didn’t have a chance. around here, tech colleges & even high schools sometimes let non-students use their equipment for projects. It might be worth making some calls..

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Jonathan

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 04:35 PM

A big thanks to Ron (RZH) for allowing me to use his drum sander. It only took a few minutes and worked like a charm. Ron, thank you for helping a fellow LJ!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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elkmtnman

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#9 posted 11-24-2012 04:49 AM

I live in Evergreen and have an occasional need for a drum sander at least 24 inches wide. Willing to trade custom saw milling and lumber for time on drum sander….... RZH? Right now I am ready to take table tops to Austin Hardwoods in Denver to use their machine, but open to options…...

-- Tom, aka ElkMtnMan of Colorado

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RZH

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#10 posted 11-24-2012 03:14 PM

Hi Tom,
My machine is a 16-32 drum sander. So it sounds like it may not meet your needs…Ron

-- Ron

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#11 posted 11-24-2012 03:18 PM

Thanks Ron….. 16” width will not suffice for the current project….... appreciate the quick response!

-- Tom, aka ElkMtnMan of Colorado

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