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Made a drum sander

#1 Post by Pitchy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:40 pm

Thought we`d try our hand at making one of these and by golly it works pretty good.

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#2 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:53 pm

Nice Lenn. Looking forward to the Youtube. Now if you could show us all how to make an accurate thickness planer for $25 ... 8) :lol:

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#3 Post by Pitchy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:55 pm

Thanks Bill, yea now don`t push my luck :lol:
I`ve had a small planer but i tear the gears out of the cheap things , this will work for small projects as all my wood is rough lumber.
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#4 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 am

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#5 Post by Bill in Oregon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:26 am

Awesome Lenn! I see you can adjust the angle of the feed ramp to account for changes in board thickness. That's cool.

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#6 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:28 am

Thanks Bill, in the pictures i had a sliding pipe for the adjuster but ya couldn`t move it in small enough measurements so i replaced it with a threaded rod this morn. :)
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#7 Post by Sixgun » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:46 am

This guy and his ingenuity never fails to amaze me.

How to you make the sanding drums....glue on the sandpaper? ----6
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#8 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:09 am

Thanks Six, so far the sand paper is stapled along the edges and a wire tie on each end we`ll see how that works.
The drum was turned round on the lathe then drilled a 58th hole through it and glued a rode in it, then i mounted it on the sander frame and trued up the drum with a wood turning tool.
I screwed a board cross ways behind the drum then clamped the cutter in between two pieces of wood so i could slide it along that board and get a straight even cut to true it up.
The board i sanded in the vid was a little green which is a no no as it will plug up the paper.
For small projects it should work good, i don`t need it as a thickness planner just to smooth up rough lumber.
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#9 Post by marlinman93 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:12 am

That's a pretty ingenious setup! Looks like it ought to work very well!
Is that a motor rated speed controller? If not, it might not last very long before it melts down. They get pretty hot when operating motor loads.
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#10 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:15 am

marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:12 am
That's a pretty ingenious setup! Looks like it ought to work very well!
Is that a motor rated speed controller? If not, it might not last very long before it melts down. They get pretty hot when operating motor loads.
Thanks, yea its is but all i had at the time will replace with a switch soon.
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#11 Post by piller » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:20 am

As long as you have electricity Pitchy, it seems you can make almost anything. You could probably fit a steam engine to run that if the world goes insane.
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#12 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:22 am

Thanks piller, yea i recon a person could. :)
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Re: Made a drum sander

#13 Post by Sixgun » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:09 am

I don't think I know anything about building stuff that Pitchy don't already know but I'll give it a shot......your sandpaper and how it clogs up........on my belt sander I use an old shoe with a rubber sole....usually cheap sneaker type that mom wears out in a month.....not my Redwings that last five years..........makes the sandpaper look and work like new.....just turn on the sander and hold the sole up to it.----6
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#14 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:16 am

Thanks for the tip Six, i used a steel brush but i`ll give your idea a try. 8)
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#15 Post by OldWin » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:19 pm

Good idea buddy. I'm telling ya, you're one in a million, Pitchy!
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#16 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:21 pm

Thanks Jay, i didn`t invent it just made it my way.
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