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

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Originally Posted by green-boat View Post
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.
Sep 25, 2010, 05:17 PM
Grumpa Tom
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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!
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.

Ed
Sep 25, 2010, 06:34 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Thanks Ed. Going to Google right now to look up what a feather board is.
Sep 25, 2010, 06:44 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Okay, I saw what they are.
Sep 25, 2010, 09:30 PM
Grumpa Tom
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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!
Last edited by Kmot; Sep 27, 2010 at 04:28 PM. Reason: Price correction.
Sep 26, 2010, 12:46 AM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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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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Sep 26, 2010, 12:53 AM
Grumpa Tom
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That looks like a real nice tool Craig. $175 bucks though....
Sep 26, 2010, 01:07 AM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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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 ...
Last edited by craig_c; Sep 26, 2010 at 01:14 AM.
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.
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.
Sep 26, 2010, 02:34 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Yeah, the planks will get tossed if you don't keep a hold of them!


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