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  • Denver395 commented on tomatoskins's instructable Lathe Drum Sander3 months ago
    Lathe Drum Sander

    Shop Notes:Vol. 15 Issue 86 has an article: "Build Your Own THICKNESS SANDER Get Perfect, Flat Panels-Fast"... I built one using a 3/4 Horse Motor under the unit, on a 30 x 30 inch metal rolling base unit. Below I placed a large Shop Vac. The Drum is made with 5 inch discs mounted on a one inch shaft 24 inches long, with pillow blocks and pulley to drive the drum. One pet peeve that I do not permit is to have a tool that requires set up. If you have 2 lathes, ok, one can be set up as a drum sander, but personally I would never make a set up where I had to assemble the sander, break it down after to use the lathe. I am pleased to see such a great design to use with a lathe. A height adjustment in the center front with one knob would make a nifty improvement to the ease o...

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    Shop Notes:Vol. 15 Issue 86 has an article: "Build Your Own THICKNESS SANDER Get Perfect, Flat Panels-Fast"... I built one using a 3/4 Horse Motor under the unit, on a 30 x 30 inch metal rolling base unit. Below I placed a large Shop Vac. The Drum is made with 5 inch discs mounted on a one inch shaft 24 inches long, with pillow blocks and pulley to drive the drum. One pet peeve that I do not permit is to have a tool that requires set up. If you have 2 lathes, ok, one can be set up as a drum sander, but personally I would never make a set up where I had to assemble the sander, break it down after to use the lathe. I am pleased to see such a great design to use with a lathe. A height adjustment in the center front with one knob would make a nifty improvement to the ease of using this type of tool.My compliments to the inventor.

    This is a picture of the adjustment with one knob in the center. I have found it to be very accurate and I use one to two twists per run of parts. When I crank it two turns the sanding depth is too deep for a wide pass of wood. Thin strips will pass but still, too much wood is removed per pass. Light passes with one twist of the knob is no sweat for a 3/4 horse motor. With the lathe version, it looks like there is not a lot of room to put such a large adjustment device between the lathe bed ways and the sanding base. It was once said, if you are not having fun, you are doing it wrong.

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  • Denver395 made the instructable Lathe Drum Sander3 months ago
    Lathe Drum Sander

    The article in ShopNotes, Vol 15 Issue 86, "Build Your Own THICKNESS SANDER" has detailed plans to build a hand crank conveyor belt to drive the wood under the drum of the sander. I did build the conveyor as described, and I bought the motor and hardware to install a variable speed conveyor drive. Have I installed it yet? Nope...but soon. This drum sander is made as a stand alone tool. It is not built around a lathe. A 3/4 horse motor below unit drives the drum with small pulley below and larger above. The dust hood hinges up to service the drum with new or different grit. I have found 80 grit is good for secure glue joints when thickness sanding flat segmented boards prior to glue up of multiple boards to cut rings. I cut the rings on the lathe to make salad bowls. ...

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    The article in ShopNotes, Vol 15 Issue 86, "Build Your Own THICKNESS SANDER" has detailed plans to build a hand crank conveyor belt to drive the wood under the drum of the sander. I did build the conveyor as described, and I bought the motor and hardware to install a variable speed conveyor drive. Have I installed it yet? Nope...but soon. This drum sander is made as a stand alone tool. It is not built around a lathe. A 3/4 horse motor below unit drives the drum with small pulley below and larger above. The dust hood hinges up to service the drum with new or different grit. I have found 80 grit is good for secure glue joints when thickness sanding flat segmented boards prior to glue up of multiple boards to cut rings. I cut the rings on the lathe to make salad bowls. Oops, forgot to post a picture...one bowl in route...ok, 4 bowls.

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  • Denver395 commented on PhilH40's instructable Woodwork Bench Vise From Scrap5 months ago
    Woodwork Bench Vise From Scrap

    Thanks for posting this "hack", it gave me good ideas for my new shop in Portland Oregon.

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