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I hade an old furnace motor a friend had give me a few years ago, and had seen where one of the lumberjocks by the name of paul who made one and had a youtube of the build. This is my attempt at one. Turned out good, and works good I still need to put a smooth top on it such as melamine or some slick surface. A lot cheaper than a sandflee v drum sander.

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Nice sander. I have been thinking about making one too. I saw Paul's in person and it is really neat. Fits right onto his Shopsmith!

do you have a way to control how much you take off?................Jim
 

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Jim its set up just like pauls I use two screws to lower or raise the top
 

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Jim that is a nice sander, I have a Sand Flee - but I don't think it works any better than your shop made one. Well done.
 

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Good build, I've been tossing around the idea of trying to build one myself. Thanks for posting.
 

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Well built sander! I've been tossing around the idea of building either a drum or belt sander. I think those v-drums will run off fractional horsepower motors and I have a few spares.
 

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Great job
 

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Rick M. -You are correct … V-Drum sanders typically use 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 horsepower motors running at 1725 rpm.
 

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Nice job Bill. Going to favorite it for a build when I get my shop built. No room for it now.
 

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Nice job! I love home made shop tools. This goes on my to do list.
 

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I made one a couple years ago and it is one of those tools that you never expect to use as much before you build it. At the time I was making some 20" wide table tops and wanted to get the initial sanding done faster. It worked well for that and then I found 220 grit for it and have almost eliminated my ROS sanding.

They also work well for flattening thinner and smaller pieces. On mine the material has to be at least 10" long not to have a problem with the gap.

Steve.
 

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Is the drive ratio 1:1? And what did you use as a drum.
 

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KelvinGrove the pully's are both the same diameter so the speed of the drum will run at the speed of the motor which was 1725 r.p.m. I cut 4 inch disk out of mdf on the bandsaw about 24 of them and then glued the disk onto a 3/4 inch steel shaft. You can google youtube for home made v drum sanders and look for a guy named paul he has a great youtube video on his build and that's what I went by to build mine. Thanks for looking!
 

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Thanks Bill, just what I needed. Looks like a trip to Motion Industries in my future.
 
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