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  1. #265
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    Very, very cool, Mountaincraft! There is certainly a lot of good stuff going on here. You have every reason to be proud of it.

    One thing I can easily recommend - DO get a dust collector. These things are very hazardous to your lungs! This is not a chip cleanup issue but an insidious invisible lung dust issue!

    After getting my drum sander going, there was a couple of times I was lazy and didn't connect up the DC to it (see? I even had one already and was just stupid) and I regretted it for a full day both times!

    I even made up the attached sticky label to remind me. If anyone would like one and will promise to post a picture of it in use, I'll mail one to a regular post office address you give me in a PM. I also made some other ones but with different text for my CNC.
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    "72.6 per cent of all statistics are made up on the spot." - Steven Wright

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    Congrats on reaching the proof of concept point, I love those points.
    A really nice build and a pleasure to watch.

    You've got me thinking of looking at making an add-on to my Delta DS as I always wanted one to those tabletop drum sanders.

    Nice job though, congrats.
    BobL.

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    Finally got this thing running yesterday... Got it all wired up and the dust collector plumbed to it (with a home made 6" blast gate at point of use)... I have to go through it and adjust calibrate everything, and build a couple more accessories and drums, but I am very pleased with it's performance... Basically, it's awesome!...

    Thing weighs a ton.. I mean like more than a long block V8! LOL

    Will post pictures before all is said and done....

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    Cool I am looking forward to seeing the pictures.


    Lou
    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/diy-cnc-router-table-machines/140832-cnc-software.html

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    Maybe set a piece of wood across it too (while it's still), so I can get another perspective of how far it protrudes through the top....

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    Some Pictures of the nearly done (but now useable) sander, dust collector, and some of the plumbing..







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    Notice the home made 6" blast gate... having the CNC sure is nice for fabricating such things...

    So, next need to do project is to run conduit and wiring for point of use power switches for dust collector at each station in the shop...
    and then to make a cyclone separator for the dust collector... that's what the blue rubbermaid can is purposed for...


    For now, I wired the feed belt motor so that with a flip of the switch I can reverse it... This is how I am dealing with belt walk.. It takes about 20 minutes or so to walk far enough to where I have to stop and reverse it.... want to take the drive roller to a friends machine shop and have it crowned.. see if then I can dial it in.. If it still walks, I'm thinking I'll add a photo sensor on one side so that when it's running in reverse, I don't have to watch it.. I can just set it to reverse, walk away, and the sensor will act as a limit switch to shut the feed belt motor off....

    Later on down the road, I can think about adding a solenoid to use the sensor to tighten and loosen one side of the belt to auto-track it....

    I need to build the tilt fence for top side sanding (that's what the blue T track is for)..

    I also want to add a Wesley digital thickness gauge.. and I still need to build a couple more drums.....

    This thing is completely dust free, and so is the planer....

    As long as I'm careful not to get too aggressive with the passes, it is very precise and sands material extremely flat..
    will definitely work for use in making guitars....

    Pretty dang happy with this thing so far....

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    Sweet.
    It looks like I may have to add one of these to the list of future projects.

    Mike
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    Mark looks great looks very sturdy I could use one of these a very nice build who's design?


    Lou:cheers:
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    Just designed it as I went.. Had a general idea of what I wanted, and then dealt with each issue as I moved forward.... Tried to resolve them in my head as far ahead as possible.....

    truthfully, I've seen nothing remotely like it anywhere.... combines two different approaches/machines/purposes

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    Here is a link at woodweb of my DIY sander combination planer.
    Shop made CNC and wide belt sander - WOODWEB's Shop Built Forum

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