need help---thickness drum sander

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Forum topic by Mrmyke posted 04-02-2013 02:17 AM 708 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2013 02:17 AM

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Hey guys

I am currently looking at making my own thickness drum sander. I want to make one with a power feed table. any suggestions what I should use for the table? I was thinking of birch ply laminated together with a couple of rollers on each end.

any suggestions would be much appreciated.


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#1 posted 04-02-2013 02:59 AM

Variable speed exercise treadmill. That’s my plan at least.

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 11:49 AM

I would use melamine coated MDF instead, or at least for the top of the sandwich. I used it to make a table which goes from the infeed rollers of my planer, through the planer to the outfeed rollers. One continuous board for dead flat is the way to go for planers or for drum sanders.

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