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Old Sep 25, 2010, 09:58 AM
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A made up fence clamped to the table should work.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 12:01 PM
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I saw that one Aimee, thanks!

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A made up fence clamped to the table should work.
Yes, that is the idea. And here is what I found last night searching. The perfect adaptation!

http://www.woodfordinstruments.com/2...thickness.html

But instead of a wood fence, I am thinking a piece of aluminum angle.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 05:17 PM
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Went to Lowe's and found a nice rectangular piece of poplar to use as a fence. 1/10 the cost of a piece of aluminum too!
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 06:19 PM
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Tom,

You will need to use some feather boards on both sides of the drum for thin stock to hold it against the fence, and make sure the stock is longer than you need and it should work great.

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Old Sep 25, 2010, 06:34 PM
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Thanks Ed. Going to Google right now to look up what a feather board is.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 06:44 PM
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Okay, I saw what they are.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 09:30 PM
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Well, I am a happy camper! My thickness sander only cost me $1.58

I don't have any feather boards yet, but I used it anyway. It works awesome. I now have two piles of veneer thickness redwood flooring planks. And I have several sticks of oak veneer for trim. And the last of the pine planks, for the rear deck, have been sanded smooth so I will not need to be using the mouse sander quite so hard as on the front deck.

This really worked out great!
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Old Sep 26, 2010, 12:46 AM
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KMOT...

You have just re-invented The Luthiers' Friend, something I've been mentioning around here off and on for quite some time except that it uses a drill press for power.
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Old Sep 26, 2010, 12:53 AM
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That looks like a real nice tool Craig. $175 bucks though....
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Old Sep 26, 2010, 01:07 AM
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True...

That's why I does it the cheap way... Like you, with clamps, a spindle sander and and an old piece of shelving... lol. One'ove of these days I'll go high-tech and glue that piece of laminate I've been hanging onto onto the shelving stock ...
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Old Sep 26, 2010, 01:17 AM
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Cool tool, the first time I ever saw an ocillating drum sander was on the New Yankee Workshop.
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Old Sep 26, 2010, 02:26 PM
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So the oscillating action didn't mess up the planks at all?

I've been wanting to try this but I feared the planks would get 'thrown' out by the up-and-down motion of the drum.
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Old Sep 26, 2010, 02:34 PM
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Yeah, the planks will get tossed if you don't keep a hold of them!
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