Dave's Wide Drum Sander Build. #5: Digging through the lumber racks to fish out the 2x6 stock...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 02-02-2012 07:45 PM 1723 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had previously mentioned that I was planning on using 2×6 stock, that I will S4S, cut to length matching the width left after jointing and ripping (I expect 5.25”, gluing it all up, finding center, drawing my rough circle on with a compass, and cutting to ROUGH round dimension on the band saw.

With all of the issues at hand and known as discussed in my prior blog entry, I have opted to go with the wood plugged PVC drum out of a need to make the build simpler based on the tools I have on hand.

If you are doing a build and feel that a all wood laminated drum would be a better solution for you, go for it. My prior attempts were less than fruitful. I am not trying to talk anyone into, or out of a specific drum design, just stating what I decided to go with, and why…

In order to do all of that, I need to get the stock off the rack…

It’s apparently been a while since I have even looked at my 2×6 stock…

Specifically since last years BT3Central 2×6 Challenge…

Needless to say, it was stowed, well out of the way. Out came the ladder. and dig, dig, dig through all the smaller pine pieces. Note to self. Find projects for all this pine!

Literally an hour after I started, I finally got the 2×6 out, and all the mess from getting to it put back up… Ick…

So now it’s down, and the bench tops are an absolute mess… IF I can talk LOML into coming out to the shop with me tonight, I will get it cleaned up so that I can shoot some video this weekend. I am tempted to pass on the shooting of me milling the lumber. But then again… I might just shoot that…

Anyway, I am still in the middle of other home improvement projects, so depending on how my weekend is prioritized for me, I may end up slowed down even further as it were… We’ll see…

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 12:59 AM

So, we know who wears the pants…. Lol.

Isn’t it a shame how real life gets in the way of our pursuit of hobbies.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 04:57 AM

Sometimes her idea of schedule and mine don’t jive… I am actually doing some RHCE study work (actually waiting on a progress bar right now…) tonight. have yet to make it out to the shop… I’ll get there…!

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