Drum/Thickness Sander

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Blog series by Don W updated 01-04-2013 09:21 PM 2 parts 9390 reads 54 comments total

Part 1: The beginning, the Questions, the vision and the design.

12-31-2012 12:59 AM by Don W | 30 comments »

I’ve decided to build a thickness planer. There are many posted here on LJ’s and I’ve looked at a lot of them. (maybe all, at least all I could find)I’m not far into the build and have a few questions for the guys who have been through this already. --Thank You for all those that posted their builds. The ideas and processes have been very helpful.-- -the drum will be made from 5” maple disk. Total sanding width will be 18” -- -I seen one mo...

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Part 2: The finally is almost here.

01-04-2013 09:21 PM by Don W | 24 comments »

So I started to discover, this thing is heavy, so mobility will be needed. A set of flippable casters were in order. One set on the back was enough. I can easily lift the front and move it around now, when the wheels are down. Lifted up on the wheels here: And flipped so the sander sits flat on the floor here: I also did some musical chairs with electric motors today. My brass wire wheel was on a 1 hp Northern Hydraulics motor. I switched that out for the fine wire w...

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