Drum Sander.......not pretty, but very effective.

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Project by Burt posted 01-17-2011 05:02 PM 3186 views 26 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After looking at the different variations of the drum sander people had made and seeing how expensive they were to buy i figured I would give it a shot. Thanks to everyone here who posted theirs. Not reallly that difficult once I got going. Sure is a wonderful addition to my shop and saves many hours of sanding. Once I order a hand wheel to use for the height adjustment screw I can put my vise grips back in the toolbox :-)

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 05:19 PM

That’s pretty cool. The closest that I can get to having one of those is to use my friends. Great work.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 05:36 PM

well done
beside the handles you only need to add four digital readers
so you know the specific thickness it sands…..LOL

I speciel like the widness and that you have made a protection door to it:-)

thankĀ“s for sharing it with us


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#3 posted 01-17-2011 05:39 PM

Nice job, seeing all these that are being done and the fact I need one, I may have to give it a try.

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 01-17-2011 06:20 PM

There’s an old saying: “Pretty is as pretty does”.

Given the fact that is is saving you hours of sanding, I’d say your sander is a real beauty!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 06:40 PM

Another way to say what Gerry said is … “form follows function.”

Looks beautiful to me, too !

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 01-17-2011 07:22 PM

Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 01-17-2011 10:40 PM

That’s a real nice drum sander what are the vertical studs mounted in at the bottom, some kind of bearing? I like the use of sprockets & chain for all round adjustments like a thickness planer.
Good job I’ll favourite this for reference if you don’t mind?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 01-18-2011 02:48 AM

Nice looking drum sander! I bet I know where you got the chain drive adustment idea from.

-- 70 is the new 50!

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#9 posted 01-18-2011 03:36 AM

very nice. it’d be nice to have one o these. one o these days, yes. thnx for posting

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#10 posted 01-18-2011 03:23 PM

Mine is even less pretty.but works fine lol

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