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    On a road trip to Tennessee, I bought a wonder wheel at JGR's and a variable speed grinder at Lowe's. Am going to purchase a Flex Drum sander. If I can get one in Canada, I will order from Judy.

    I now want to build a sanding station and am looking for ideas to mount the grinder and dust collection.

    If any one has any ideas (ie pictures) it would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Don.
    Don McFarland ​Member - Durham Woodworking Club http://www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com/

  • #2
    Hi Don,
    I am currently working on this. I will take some updated pictures tonight as I am still working on the dust collection part. I have about $400 invested in the drums, shaft, casters and miscelaneous hardware. The motor and other bits were re-purposed from a variety of sources.
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    Rolf
    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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    • #3
      Here is my simple and inexpensive dust collection for the flex drum sander.
      The dust chute is a hvac vent piece, about $2.00. It is on a stand that can be adjusted to any height you need. I use it for the flex drum, mop sander, and the small Foredom sander from JGR.
      I use the small dust collector from Penn State for this application.
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      • #4
        Woodsman I probably should have gone that route for the dust collector it is a lot simpler than what I am doing. It would have been easy to tie both sides together into one hose connection. And thanks for the screen reminder.
        Rolf
        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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        • #5
          After you lose a choice piece of your project, you learn quick. I found some decorative chicken wire to work best. I did try some actual screen which clogged up pretty quick.

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          • #6
            Don - Here is what I have set up - that sounds like what you are doing. I purchased a Craftsman 8-inch multispeed grinder and set it up like the steel city grinders that Judy uses in her class rooms.

            I made a stand out of 3/4 Ply (Sorry - I don't have plans) and loaded the base of it with about 30 pounds of playground sand to keep the weight of the grinder from tipping it over. It is the first picture.

            I, also, built a gadjet, somewhat like Rolf's, however is has an 5/8-inch mandrel and I use drill chucks to mount the sanders, sanding mops, wheels, etc.

            The largest inflatable drum I have for it is a 4X6. I will be building one with a 1-inch mandrel sometime in the future, so I can mount an 8X9 inch drum and 3X9 inch drum.
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            The good woodworker does not craft the wood for honor. He uses his craft to honor the wood.

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            • #7
              Tgiro,
              that is a nice setup. What model craftsman motor is that?
              Rolf
              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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              • #8
                Well if you want a good laugh, here's my lame setup...
                IMG_6470 (Small).JPG
                Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wood Dog View Post
                  Well if you want a good laugh, here's my lame setup...
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                  When it works - it ain't lame - it removes any wood that doesn't look like your project. Good job!

                  Tony
                  The good woodworker does not craft the wood for honor. He uses his craft to honor the wood.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rolf View Post
                    Tgiro,
                    that is a nice setup. What model craftsman motor is that?
                    Rolf - it is the Sears "8-inch Variable Speed Grinding Center" - model nr 351.211621.

                    Don't know the motor model nr. I got it on sale for $140. Got all the grinder parts in a box in the basement is someone needs them.
                    The good woodworker does not craft the wood for honor. He uses his craft to honor the wood.

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                    • #11
                      Like Tgiro said if it works it isn't lame. And I like the pretty yellow exhaust.
                      Thanks for the info Tgiro.
                      Rolf
                      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the ideas.

                        I am off to the basement to get started. Really liked the idea of adding the sand to base as I want to build with shelves etc as my space is really limited.

                        I will build something like Tony's and really like to idea of the dust collector with the screen. Would never have thought of that till after first suck up.

                        I hope that a 6 inch variable will do as that is what I have. Got a Porter-Cable for $79. They had a 8 inch for 119 but this was bought a birthday gift.

                        Thanks again

                        Don
                        Don McFarland ​Member - Durham Woodworking Club http://www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Wood Dog View Post
                          Well if you want a good laugh, here's my lame setup...

                          Not lame if it works....
                          "Still Montana Mike"

                          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                          • #14
                            Wood dog, that is a very practical and I bet efficient set up.
                            Bob making sawdust in SW Louisiana
                            with a EX-21

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                            • #15
                              What is the name of the shaft ***. (on the pillar blocks) you have the sanders mounted on in the 2nd picture? I have been thinking about doing something similar as I have a couple of motors laying around.
                              Originally posted by tgiro View Post
                              Don - Here is what I have set up - that sounds like what you are doing. I purchased a Craftsman 8-inch multispeed grinder and set it up like the steel city grinders that Judy uses in her class rooms.
                              I made a stand out of 3/4 Ply (Sorry - I don't have plans) and loaded the base of it with about 30 pounds of playground sand to keep the weight of the grinder from tipping it over. It is the first picture.

                              I, also, built a gadjet, somewhat like Rolf's, however is has an 5/8-inch mandrel and I use drill chucks to mount the sanders, sanding mops, wheels, etc.

                              The largest inflatable drum I have for it is a 4X6. I will be building one with a 1-inch mandrel sometime in the future, so I can mount an 8X9 inch drum and 3X9 inch drum.
                              Bob making sawdust in SW Louisiana
                              with a EX-21

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