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Built my own V-Drum Sander (Read 300 times)
 
David Muehlbauer
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Built my own V-Drum Sander
Oct 2nd, 2016 at 12:39pm
 
I recently completed my own V-Drum sander and thought I'd share this information with others. I built this to sand my segmented rings (especially thin rings that are hard to handle with a belt sander). You can find many plans and videos online, and you can order either a complete sander or a kit to make your own from Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register. I decided to procure all the components individually, but if I had it to do again, I would probably buy the kit. My total cost was about $360, with the motor (from Harbor Freight) being the most expensive component.

For my sander, I decided to build a steel angle frame inside the box. My drum is a 3" PVC pipe, 12" wide. Most of the other parts I found on Amazon. I can answer other questions if anyone is interested.

I've only used this once, but it works great. I realize it is not a true 'thickness' sander, but I didn't have the space for one (and they are too heavy to move around like I do my other power tools). I can store this one on a shelf, and move it onto my rolling cart when I need to use it.
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Rob Grindler
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Re: Built my own V-Drum Sander
Reply #1 - Oct 2nd, 2016 at 1:36pm
 
Looks great,good idea using PVC for the drum.I turned a cylinder for the one I made to run on my lathe,but it was about a 32nd out from one end to the other,so always had to run the ring through twice turned halfway .It kind of worked not to bad.I just ordered an open ended drum sander from King tools in Canada,for $999.95., a bit more than $350.
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