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#1 posted 11-26-2018 04:34 PM


Every so often I might glue up a box top that isn t quite flat and I wish I had a drum sander thinking I could remove the twist like you would with a planer. It seems possible to me that if I were to use a flat piece of MDF and hot glue a shim and the box top to the MDF so it can t move, I should be able to send it through the sander to flatten one side and then turn it over and do the other side, or just the side that matters.

Does that make sense? Have any of you tried something like that?

- awsum55

I do that all the time. I have a 3/4 MDF sled with a short stop attached to the rear. I’ll rock a twisted piece until I feel it is level, then slide in some shims to steady it. Once the top is flat enough I’ll flip it and flatten the bottom.

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