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Drum/Thickness sander

11-11-2011 11:14 PM by wildbill001 | 7 comments »

Why oh why did I wait so long to build this? It has been a joy to have in the shop since I finished it a month or so ago. Here’s the little beauty: Built almost completely with what I had on hand. 2×4 frame, 1/2 hp motor spinning at 1725rpm. 5” MDF disks on a 5/8” cold-rolled axle. No velcro for the sandpaper, just wrapped around the drum. Adjustment is via a piece of 5/16” all-thread I had in the shop. The table is 12” wide with a usable sanding of 11” (if you get too close to the edge of the drum, the sandpaper will get knocked loose). I plug the shop-vac into the “hood” and it does a really amazing job of keeping the dust ...

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