Evolution of a Shop #29: New bandsaw and drum sander modification

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Blog entry by Cory posted 04-05-2012 08:06 PM 8110 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 28: New Cross Cut Sled Part 29 of Evolution of a Shop series Part 30: New workbench »

Thanks to a terrific suggestion from Jeff (JL7), I ordered and installed a new lid for my drum sander. It’s got the 4” dust port. It required a little bit of surgery (plastic carved away with a dremel) but was pretty easy to make fit.

Also, I finally added a bandsaw to my shop. I’ve used the heck out of it already. I can’t believe how useful it is. It’s a Shopfox, which I purchased locally.

I’m wrapping up a few paying projects for friends and family. When those are finished, I plan on a mini shop remodel and best of all: A new workbench.

Thanks for reading.


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#1 posted 04-05-2012 08:14 PM

nice upgrades, looking forward for the workbench build

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#2 posted 04-05-2012 10:24 PM

sweet upgrades, and that new hood for your drum sander is gonna be gr8 fer the lungs

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 10:46 PM

Hey Cory – glad I could help on the hood… just happened that my Dad bought the same sander and did the same upgrade….just good timing. As Roger said – you WILL appreciate it! That bandsaw is sweet also!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 04-06-2012 04:07 PM

Good upgrades! Really like that sander!

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