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Lloyd
Posted 2016-06-14 4:47 AM (#525932)
Subject: roll yer own!


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I just got a new book from the Amazon. It's called "The Homemade Workshop" by James Hamilton. It features 12 projects, including a drum sander! The book is about $25 if I recall correctly. He has a website (StumpyNubsWoodworking.com) that has a bunch of free newsletters for woodworkiers. The plans for the 12 projects, as well as others not in the books, are $10 ea. So if you only wanted one or two, that would be the way to go. They include step-by-step instructions, btw. The book is sold out on his site, but there are still some available on Amazon.com.
Here are the 12 plans...
- sliding top router table
- multi-function router lift
- micro-adjustable router table fence
- benchtop jigsaw
- multi-function downdraft table
- shop vacuum cyclone
- crisscut super-sled
- dual-stage drum sander
- 24" band saw
- table saw fence
- sliding crosscut table
- table saw workstation

His homemade workshop consists entirely of homemade machines.

Check out his website...it doesn't cost anything to get the newsletters. I'm planning on building several of these, as soon as I finish my Dan Earlewine style neck jig, with enhancements. With luck I'll figure out how to put together a slide show and post it. Until then, if anybody has made a neck jig, show me what you've done!
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BCam
Posted 2016-06-14 9:34 AM (#525935 - in reply to #525932)
Subject: Re: roll yer own!


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There is also quite a bit of shop and luthier stuff on Pinterest, including shop-built drum sanders.

Also, I think the link to the website mentioned in the original post should be:

http://www.stumpynubs.com/



Edited by BCam 2016-06-14 9:36 AM
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Lloyd
Posted 2016-06-14 4:24 PM (#525950 - in reply to #525935)
Subject: Re: roll yer own!


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Thanks for the correction. I'm not sure whether I got that old one from Google, or from the book. And thanks for the info on Pinterest. I'll be checking that out for sure!
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BCam
Posted 2016-06-15 11:54 AM (#525975 - in reply to #525932)
Subject: Re: roll yer own!


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FYI, here's the Pinterest result page for "DIY drum sander" (note that stumpynubs is listed):

https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=diy%20drum%20sander&rs=type...

With so many options, how does one choose which one to build?

Edited by BCam 2016-06-15 11:55 AM
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-15 7:22 PM (#525991 - in reply to #525932)
Subject: Re: roll yer own!



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If there's one tool I would like to have for luthery it's a drum-sander. Thanks for the link.
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Lloyd
Posted 2016-06-16 2:05 PM (#526020 - in reply to #525975)
Subject: Re: roll yer own!


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So many to choose from! You got that right. I've been looking at Pinterest for hours and hours. I want to study each design carefully before choosing, but one thing I like about Stumpy's design is the quick change drums. Nice to be able to change grits without going through a lengthy process of removing and replacing the belts. The hand-cranked feed also looks like a plus. I invite people who are planning to build one to share their thoughts here.
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-16 3:48 PM (#526029 - in reply to #525932)
Subject: RE: roll yer own!



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I like Stumpy's design especially with the conveyor belt. It needs to be motorized though so that it always feeds at a constant rate and so that it leaves both hands free for longer pieces.

This guy's motorized conveyor feed looks pretty cool, but keep you fingers away from the belts. (LOL!)

georges drum sander video 1

georges drum sander video 2

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Lloyd
Posted 2016-06-17 6:09 PM (#526065 - in reply to #526029)
Subject: RE: roll yer own!


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Exposed drive belts give me the willies! Also, this really increases the time and cost of building the sander, and I don't have a lot of either left. I don't believe it would see enough usage to justify the expense, at least for me. Of course, your mileage may vary. Feed rate isn't as critical on this type of machine, and he doesn't seem to have much problem with that board, which is longer than anything I would sand with it. For wider, heavier stock, an adjustable work support would solve any problems I might encounter. Still, it's a really impressive shopbuilt machine.
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-17 7:08 PM (#526066 - in reply to #525932)
Subject: Re: roll yer own!



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Yeah. At the end of the video George said his next job was to enclose the drive belts and pulleys.

I ordered Stumpy's plans. Some of the parts, such as the drum disks require some precision cutting. For me, it'd be easier to draw them up in CAD and send them out to my laser cutting guy to cut rather then spend the time cutting and chiseling.

I've done enough thickness sanding on the guitars I've done so far that it would be really nice to have my own rather than schedule time with the sanding guy who's done it for me up until now.

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BCam
Posted 2016-06-17 9:16 PM (#526067 - in reply to #525932)
Subject: Re: roll yer own!


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Dan, I'm looking forward to you're posting your step-by-step build.
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seesquare
Posted 2016-06-19 5:26 PM (#526109 - in reply to #525932)
Subject: Re: roll yer own!


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This is what I've been using to thin the tops:
http://www.stockroomsupply.ca/shop/drum-sanders/18-flatmaster.html
Works kinda slow, but at .002"/pass, you can't get in trouble too fast. I especially like the design, as the sanding drum doesn't load up, since all the dust falls away from the workpiece. The abrasives last a lot longer, too.
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seesquare
Posted 2016-06-19 5:28 PM (#526110 - in reply to #525932)
Subject: Re: roll yer own!


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Sorry, this is a better link:
http://stockroomsupply.ca/shop/drum-sanders/18-x2-v-drum-the-works-...
Cheers!
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