Homemade pin router and thickness sander


Just a brief announcement that I've published an album showing my home-made thickness sander and a pin router attachment for my router table:
<http://polyplex.org/cjh/photos/PinRouterThicknessSander/ .
They're not wonderful works to be proud of, but they are functional and that's all that matters to me.
Clifford Heath.
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On Sun, 28 May 2006 14:03:47 +1000, Clifford Heath

How's that homemade sander working for you? I've been thinking of making one for a while.
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Prometheus wrote:

Pretty well, actually. I've done a couple of veneers down to sub 1mm, and using 60 grit paper, carved a twisted chain-sawn billet into a nice plank, which is on the way to becoming a guitar. Gotta be happy with that!
Have to be careful to fit the feed pressure to the width of what you're feeding. A 2" wide piece doesn't want much pressure at all, or you'll get a varying depth of cut and an uneven surface. A mechanical feeder would clearly be better here, but hey, for $AU50 all up, it's hard to complain.
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Nice job. I take it the feeding works by the piece being sanded having to move "up hill" so to speak. Is this correct.

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K & C Hunter wrote:

No - it requires hand feeding because the drum is trying to spit the work out at you. There doesn't seems to be a danger of it grabbing and forcibly throwing it at me, but you certainly can't let go while it's running. I use push sticks for the final part of the cut.
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