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Forum topic by Farley posted 12-21-2013 04:00 PM 1475 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Farley

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12-21-2013 04:00 PM

Almost finish making my 20 inch drum sander. Only have to work on the dust collection.

I followed shipwright design, as I felt it was cheaper to make, and most everything I had was already in my shop.

I don’t know how much I’ll use it but if it’s not a lot, then I am better off for now spending $1,000 plus on one.

The pictures show the unit on the SS and the difference between “going through the sander vs. not. I check the “finished” one and it’s flat enough to go on the base of my bowl I am turning.

john

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 04:21 PM

Looks pretty darn good, Farley!!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 08:23 PM

That’s genius. Why in the hell didn’t I think of doing something like that? How easy/difficult is it to switch cylinders out if you want to change grits? And what’s your solution for preventing stuff from just flying out from under the drum? Can’t wait to see when this is done!

-- Josh - "When the only tool you have is a hammer, all your problems start to look like nails."

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 01:41 AM

easy, it took me 15 second to remove the whole thing from my SS. about a minute to put it back on. check out shipwright blog on it, as I copied his.

-- for cuts --- ducts tape works when you just can't stop.

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 04:18 AM

Here’s the link to my blog on it.

Well done John.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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