DIY Drum sander safety

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Forum topic by Andybb posted 11-01-2017 04:51 AM 668 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2017 04:51 AM

I built a drum sander a year or two ago and after using it I made a modification to make it safer and thought I’d pass it along to my LJ family. Not posting this as a project, just a safety FYI. The long and short of it is that the DIY sanders that don’t have a conveyor have the potential to kick back like a table saw so I built a sled to feed the material through the machine. I posted a short youtube vid of the original machine and sled here before I beefed it up, enclosed the pulleys, added sandpaper to the bed and eliminated the miter track to look like the below picture but the concept is still the same. Lots of positive comments so I thought I’d share it just in case you have one or are considering building one. It ain’t pretty but it works great.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 11:15 AM

Excellent idea and you built a fine machine.

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