Home Made Drill Drum Sander

In the process of making  knives, there is time  that you really need Drill Drum Sander. It is especially important  to reach small corner like the guard and some other section of the handle.

Indeed, one can use sand paper strips and rasps. but as I discovered, to get aesthetically pleasing  result and to make the process a lot faster, you need  Drill Drum Sander.

You can buy Drill Drum Sander and they are easy to find. But it is expensive.

So, true to myself, I thought I will build one. And following are my  way to do it.

I will show two methods to do it. For one, you need Band Saw. For the second method, you will need Hole Saw Cutter.

You will also need: Good quality  Aluminium Oxide Abrasive Paper in various grit size, few pieces of hard wood to accommodate your intention drum sizes, contact glue, Arbore  Assembly kit and a divider (compass).Home made drill drum sander

First mark a bold dot on the piece of wood that you using, then mark on it  the diameter for your intentional drum. Home made drill drum sander

Now you need to cut it. you can use one or two method to do it (or any other way). Either use the band saw or use the hole saw cutter (but for that, you need a drill press).home made drill drum sander

If you use the band saw  you will have to finishing the shape of the drum by sanding it.

To do it (fast) you can use disc sander as in the photo below.Home made drill drum sander

Now that you have nice smooth edged drum, you need to cut matching strip of sand paper. Cut the end of the strip in diagonal way wrap it around the drum,  mark the other end and cut it.Home made drill drum sander

Apply  glue to the drum and the sand paper (best to follow instruction given by the glue manufacturer) and attached one to the other.

All you have to do is to attached the drum to the arbore shank and here you have it.

Home made drill drum sander  Home made drill drum sander




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