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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Drum Sander Revisited

Yes, it has been some time now since I last posted, and no, I still have not completed my drum sander.  I was able a couple weeks ago to get a bunch of blocks of MDF glued together so all I have to do now is get it turned round on my lathe.  The one thing that I'm still trying to figure out is exactly how I'm going to attache the drum to my lathe.  I'm worried about making sure that it turns square to my table each time I put it back on my lathe.  I also need/want to re-build my sander bed so that I have a little more depth available to work with between the sander and the bed.

In the mean time I have worked on a couple small projects. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of these.  I turned a plate and made a stand for it for a lady at my work.  She gave me a picture of her kids to put on the plate and I made a small plaque that said "Happy Father's Day 2011".  She wanted to give it to her husband for fathers day.  It turned out pretty nice.  Also I have put together a small case to hold some hand tools that I use most often.  Right now it is hanging on the wall behind my lathe. I used my Kreg Pocket Hole Jig to put it together and it seems to be holding up great.

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