Have you considered an Edge Sander 6"x80" or larger. Of the woodworking machines I have, it's the second most used machine next to the table saw. I also use it for jointing.
I'd go with the same. I really wish I had a drum sander.I would go for the bandsaw and drum sander.
I bought RTA cabinets when I redid my kitchen. I would of spent more on supplies than what I paid for the cabinets.
Hi,I was able to fine someone with a DriftMaster fence in a warehouse, so that s on the way.
I pulled the trigger on Laguna 18" Italian this morning. It should received it in two weeks from tomorrow.
There s news on the Dumb Sander. I ve talked to a sales person at a local store, I won t mention the store, or the sales person s name, but he made a lot of sense. Unless I m going to be doing a massive amount of panel sanding, I really shouldn t need one. That s not something you usually hear from a sales person. He said he does a lot of panels, but it s really more cost effective to take them to a local shop and have them sanded.
I get a lot of my wood from Northwest Lumber Co., here in Indianapolis. They have a lot of milling machines and will, for a charge, do it for you. Until I get the bandsaw, I ve always used them to break down by big lumber. It s always been a painful thing for me to do. I consider that type of work critical in the whole process of building something from scratch. I did however pay them to cut the 9 Mahogany beam (that I bought from them) I used for a Queen Bed, but that hurt. I really wanted to do it myself. Without a shop that let s you rent time on a machine, they were my only choice.
That issue has been solved with the Laguna mband185400. How integral is the sanding of panels to the "From Scratch" moniker I would like to maintain? An 19" Drum Sander is $2000. They will charge me $45 for as many panels sanded as they can put through. I can t remember the exact cost, but it was somewhere in there. It would be about +40 hours of sanding to pay for the drum sander. That s a lot of sanding.
I ve never built a kitchen. I m looking to build a couple. Is it really worth it to buy or should I just outsource? I m not doing this, yet, as a business. Can I still stamp my personal stamp of craftsmanship on it if I outsource the sanding?
I have not read the entire thread, but if you are building a kitchen that has solid wood elements (like a raised panel, face frame, etc) then you might want to invest in a high end random orbit sander like the Mirka one. Even if you have a good drum sander, you still need to random orbit sand. I have a mirka ciroes. It is amazing. Great results, low vibration, my daughter was able to use it back when she was 8 years old for hours. I no longer dread sanding. It's not the most exciting thing, but it's kind of relaxing.. it really improves your finish too.The Power that is my Wife has decided to placate my perceived need to finish my workshop tool list. There are two tools and an upgrade I m looking to get.