Prostheta Posted September 25, 2020 Report Share Posted September 25, 2020 An idea that I've had floating around my head has been to make a fairly compact drum sander for finish sanding and thicknessing. In general when doing precision woodworking, I have relied heavily on precision machinery. Over the years I've seen a number of DIY drum thickness sander builds on YouTube and various forums, all with varying degrees of accuracy, reliability, complexity and the other factors that need considering. Since I am dipping my toes into building various things using aluminium extrusion at the moment, I figured that this would be an interesting way to progress the idea. I've decided on a few key aspects already based on what I've seen working successful for others. Primarily, these are the method of dust extraction, the way the workpiece is advanced through the machine plus auxiliary functionality like a Sand Flee. Check out this breathless goober for more info on that bit.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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