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    Sort of finished my drum sander.


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    Excellent ! Well done.

    Do those 2 feed rollers have down pressure springs on them?
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    Yes you see them on one of the photos.. Springs from a trampoline, connected to the ball bearings. I was lucky to find a geared motor for the rollers. It was used on a paint color system.

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    Looks good, well done!
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredostli View Post
    Yes you see them on one of the photos.. Springs from a trampoline, connected to the ball bearings. I was lucky to find a geared motor for the rollers. It was used on a paint color system.

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    I don't have a gear motor but do have a couiple of worm and wheel reduction boxes I can use instead.
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    I was first thinking about using the gear from a windshield viper motor, but then I found this 220v geared motor, on some equipment for sorting paint colors, my father used in hes hous-painter business. It seems to be strong enough, but its not tested on a wide board. I think you never want to push a piece hard on the drum anyway, but take off a small amount each pass.

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    One good thing with having a mill is that you can take advantage of threes with a nice bend suited for boat planking.

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    It looks like you're having too much fun. Access to this mill must surely be wonderful.

    Winter's coming - Gary

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    Not only acess, I own it :-) (and buildt it) To be honest I posted this on the wrong thread. Something tells me aI am making too many threads http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Bandsaw-mill

    And you are right Gary, too much fun. How is the ukulele-project going?

    Fred

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    Hey Fred. Slowly - and Christmas is fast approaching. I finished cleaning out the binding ledge for the top yesterday. Not bad for my first one. May put another coat of shellac on the neck and headpiece today. After this last coat, time to install the tuners. I may finish before Christmas.

    Next project - heading to Washington to get the cruiser out of the water for the winter.

    We had our first snow yesterday - only an inch or so but it snowed really hard with big flakes. Its gone this morning.

    Take care and good luck to you.

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