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    MOBILE DRUM SANDER TROLLEY

    When my 19_38 SuperMax drum sander arrived, I had a spot planned for it but found that it was unsuitable due to being fixed to a wall.

    I had some Brownbuilt metal shelving in another shed & thought at 900mm high it would work well.
    I use some for sharpening & mitre sawing & that height is comfortable for me. It was too awkward to use after attaching 100 mm castors & reducing the height a bit for the sanders ends. I also fitted a sheet of plywood over some checkerplate foam rubber to dampen bumps & noise generated by the steel bench. A piece of scrap aluminium was used to brace the open front.

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    Therefore it was on to plan B.

    I decided that 230mm should be cut off the cabinet (& keep the finished height a little below my tablesaw height) so did that. To avoid jaming I inserted tiling wedges as I cut.

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    I also left the front two corners till last & cut them with a hacksaw. I had thought of using a G cramp spaced over the hearby cut but decided against that.

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    I replaced the top with foam & ply & it now it is much easier to manage. The final height is approx 870mm.

    I have had a minor irritating issue with this excellent sander and will cover that in a different post.

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    Cheers & happy woodworking
    Ranald

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    Thanks ranald! We've added your Drum Sander Trolley to our Dollies and Stands category,
    as well as to your builder page: ranald's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Ranald, WOO HOO!! Flash sander, mate...I was too cheap to part with the $$, hence my home built version. Good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beserkleyboy View Post
    Ranald, WOO HOO!! Flash sander, mate...I was too cheap to part with the $$, hence my home built version. Good one.
    Jim
    Thanks Jim, I was going to make & eventually found some plans for a flat table drum sander but after trying one at my local woodies club I changed my mind and promised myself one of these when I had the loot (wish I had one 40 years ago:lol). The flat table ones are good but really, really slow and can't be used as a thicknesser. The con for the 19_38 & other similar ones it the limitation of height, but in those cases (excuse pun) I use an orbital hand held job.

    Can you show your version or is it in/on HMT already- I did a search, but not too flash on the laptop.
    Cheers
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    Mate, yes it's in here, just click on 'awards showcase' box under my workshop pic. Cheers


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