|Forum topic by Dallas||posted 01-31-2012 08:07 PM||2534 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
01-31-2012 08:07 PM
I have been watching the various threads on homemade drum sanders and have been seriously considering building one for myself.
It seems that some people use a lathe to turn layers of plywood (I think), to make the drum.
My problem is that I don’t have a lathe and my ability to cut repeatable circles diminishes after about 2. Even when using my DeWalt holesaw there is enough variance that I doubt I would have accurate, useful rounds.
My thought was to use something else, like maybe some 4” or 6” PVC with plywood rounds filling it and Gorilla glue expanded into the nooks and crannies to hold it tightly.
I had another thought about using some steel well casing I have laying around, either 6” or 8” and using the plywood rounds as end pieces to use for mounting the casing. I know that the casing is heavy, and wonder if it’s too much for a 1 1/2 HP motor with a pulley system set up for about 1100 rpm.
Would either of these be a good idea?
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