Using Drum Sander to Sand Taper

I would be interested to know if any of you have tried sanding with a drum sander to produce a taper across the width of a board.
I have a Performax 22-44 and needed to produce a board approximately 36" x 6" with a thickness at one side of 1/2" up to 7/8". I made a shim of approx 1" x 3/8" and used two-sided tape to hold it onto the edge not requiring the sanding. I then sanded it with the other edge up.
Worked perfectly.
Any thoughts or comments?
Glen Duff
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My only thought is that you are extremely proud of yourself! :)
David
Glen Duff wrote:

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wrote:

did that last week on a french door threshhold.
ran it through the thickness planer first, though. too much material to remove with the sander.
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replying to Glen Duff, Dave wrote: Glen - I am looking at doing something similar and had considered trying your technique. Thanks for posting and validating this idea as solid. I plan on repeating this several times, so I'm thinking of making a jig. Maybe some type of sled with an adjustable taper "bed" that I could secure the piece to. I'm thinking to clamp a guide strip to each side of my infeed table so the sled tracks without skewing as it moves into either my planer and drum sander.
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On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 3:44:04 PM UTC-8, Dave wrote:
[about making a board with nonparallel faces]

Pull out your hollows and rounds. One plank rounded, under a second plank hollowed, and you have an adjustable slant board to put under the one being surfaced/thicknessed.
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