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Project by blackcherry posted 12-30-2009 04:02 AM 3572 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here a fence addition to the V Drum Sander that was recently posted. It came out square to the top with a little help from the thickness of a business card. The t- track are from Incra the material is finn form board or phenolic ply, very stable material and slick. I will add a miter track soon to the upper 1/3rd. of the top of the fence when it arrives from Incra. I’m happy with this unit and would recommend it if anyone is think about building one. It sand extremely well with little if any air borne dust even without the attach vacuum. Thanks for view and a Happy New Year’s to all….Blkcherry





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#1 posted 12-30-2009 04:15 AM

I just went back and read about the V Drum sander – somehow I missed that one. Looks like a great setup! Would you mind posting a link to the supplier?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 04:47 AM

Here the link Sras, www.stockroomsupply.com , thanks for reading and good luck…Blkcherry

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#3 posted 12-30-2009 05:46 AM

Thanks blackcherry – I’ll check it out!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 12-30-2009 07:40 AM

I have seen these before but not as nice as yours… good job BC…

-- Be safe.

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#6 posted 12-30-2009 11:46 AM

Hey BlackCherry,
Real cool job…well done

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#7 posted 12-30-2009 01:15 PM

Super job, it is a handy tool to have. I’m thinking of making a new top for mine and have a couple questions. Is the top one or two layers of phenolic ply and have you noticed any flexing in the middle of the table? Also did you shim the fence to keep it off the drum?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#8 posted 12-30-2009 03:21 PM

Gal Dang it. I want one of those. Won’t I ever be satisfied with what I already have?

The concept of a wide abrasive jointer seems like a really good idea. I don’t know how I ever got by without my thickness drum sander.

Very good job, and you just ruined my day :)
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 12-30-2009 03:24 PM

Second look.
Why the small piece of maple on the left hand side?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 12-30-2009 03:56 PM

Timbo the bottom piece of the fence was lock down into place and the top was lower to sand a groove to fit the top flush. The fence was attach while resting on two business cards. This way the top move freely from one end to the other. Steve I know what you mean I want one of those vacuum pump as well what a cool set up. This little drum sander is perfect for smaller stock and work extremely well, and the best part is after sanding with a few strike of a well tune hand plane you have that great eye popping grain that only a hand plane can achieve. The small piece of maple is covering up a chip in the phenolic top, busted, it small but embarrassing …LOL , ..thank for reading Blkcherry

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#11 posted 12-30-2009 04:22 PM

Ha! I just looked at the build post for this sander and you always have something covering the left hand side. Except in the pic of the top raised. You are so busted.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 12-30-2009 04:30 PM

Attention to detail Steve, in the 2nd pic above you can see the chip. Thanks for ruining my day, just added a clearerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr shot …LOL Blkcherry

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#13 posted 12-30-2009 05:20 PM

blackcherry,

When I built my sander I followed the video directions and had a similar problem to yours. I was using melamine board and chipped the top and I was not satisfied with the way my cut-out for the drum looked. I then built a second top but cut inside the line and shortened the slot so that the bearing was not exposed. I then built a template on the underside with strips of wood and double stick tape and used a big chamfering bit in my router to clean up the slot and make it the correct size. I relieved the underside of the table over the bearing to give it clearance and now I am very happy with my current top.

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#14 posted 12-31-2009 08:57 PM

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#15 posted 01-09-2010 05:06 PM

BC,
I should have bought one of these when we were at the show last month. Nice mods. When are you going to make the feeder so I can steal the plans.

Keith

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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