Idea: V-drum sander/bench grinder combo

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Forum topic by Furnitude posted 10-03-2013 02:52 PM 1066 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-03-2013 02:52 PM

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I’ve been thinking for a long time about making a V-drum sander. I’ve got a tiny shop, so space is a premium. I have a Delta bench grinder and rarely use it. I want to keep it for when I do actually need it, but the idea of giving it double duty really appeals to me. The motor speed at its lowest setting is 1725, so that would work with the Stockroom supply kit. For people who have made a V-drum sander, do you think mounting the grinder to the side (in the pictured configuration) could work? I could come up with an easy cover for the spinning grinder wheel in case it is a danger.

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#1 posted 10-03-2013 08:09 PM

I don’t have a drum sander but I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work if you can mount a pulley on the arbor.


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#2 posted 10-03-2013 10:50 PM

I have a drum sander I built from the Stockroom supply kit. I do not see a problem with what you have in mind. I only use my “V” sander to sand the edges of square frames I make for boxes. I run the frame over the “V” sander before gluing the top and bottom of the box to it. Works well for me.

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