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    I have decided to stop screwing around with the assorted half assed sanding setups that I have been using for my intarsia. I have a 4" inflated drum in my lathe, OK but too high for comfortable sanding. I need a permanent setup with a 6" or 8" drum at the right height. I do have my Jet spindle sander great for the touchups, a 12 disk sander, and lots of good tools for the detail work.I am cosidering building my own mandrel and buying the drums but would prefer to buy something ready to go.
    Anyone have one of these?
    What do all you hard core Intarsia wizards use?
    I want this but not for $1200. This is what Judy Gale Roberts has.
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    Last edited by Rolf; 03-05-2012, 07:23 AM.
    Rolf
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    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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    After drooling over the Sand Rite for about 10 years I finally bought one back in Sept.
    I got the same drum sizes you see there on Judy's. I also have the flex drum and the small Foredom with the small detail sanders. So I think I am set when it comes to shaping. That Sand Rite really does hog off some material. You can contour better and more even, I love it.

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    • #3
      I am jealous! I am seriously considering building my own.
      What is the horsepower and speed?
      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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      • #4
        It is a 3/4 HP Baldor motor that spins at 1200rpm.
        This was my 50th birthday present from my wife. We live about 60 miles from the company which is near downtown Chicago. So we drove down on my bday to pick one up in person. You have your choice of drum configurations and then got to chose the sleeve grits. I have gotten a lot of use out of it since I got it, big time saver too. It was well worth the wait.
        Splurge a little bit on yourself Rolf, you will be glad you did.

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        • #5
          Rolf, did you happen to try the Sand Rite while you were at Judy's class?
          I did when I took the advanced intermediate on Oct 2010. That is when I really got hooked on it.

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          • #6
            Yes I did use it at Judy's, loved it and it saved a lot of time and gave you great control.
            I just did splurge on my dust collector and ducting.
            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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            • #7
              Well wait for a bit then, but don't settle for anything other than the Sand Rite.
              Good thing you got your dust collection set up 1st. This thing will make some dust in a hurry.
              I just had a guy make a dust chute for me. With that large drum it needed something custom made.
              I will get some pics posted some time this week of it.

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