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linuxelitist

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06-06-2009 08:20 AM

Hi,
I am in need of a planer wider than my own or a drum sander that can accommodate cutting boards about 16” wide. I am not going to need a planer that large in the future so I dont plan on purchasing one =)! Does anyone know a place I can rent one of those two tools in the Los Angeles area and if so about how much is the shop time?
Thanks in advance
Joe


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Broda

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#1 posted 06-06-2009 01:38 PM

depending on how much time/facilities you have you could make your own wide drum sander
I know people who have done it and they’ve turned out great!

heres a few
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/7641
http://lumberjocks.com/YorkshireStewart/blog/3640

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#2 posted 06-06-2009 02:07 PM

Check with a local wood working shop that has what you need. They may rent you time. Saw mills may be another outlet. Just a thought.

-- Rick

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#3 posted 06-06-2009 04:47 PM

sounds like rick has a good plan

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Bob in Salem

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#4 posted 06-09-2009 07:00 AM

In the late 70’s I lived in LA and I used to pay a local mill with a giant drum sander $50 for an hour. I’d take in a bunch of stuff and was amazed at how much they could do in that hour. I also loved how flat everything was. I think one of the places was called White’s Sanding but I can’t remember exactly where it was. Maybe somewhere in the valley as I lived in Glendale.

Good luck!

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#5 posted 06-09-2009 01:51 PM

There are wood working/cabinet and refinishing shops everywhere and though they do not advertise they will for a fee do just about anything you want. Just call and ask…

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