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Fivetide
25-11-2013, 10:04 AM
Has anyone come across a small workbench drum sander like this sold in UK ? :excitement:

Drum Sander (http://byrnesmodelmachines.com/sander.html?id_mm=1125MM150524)

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EddyCurrent
25-11-2013, 11:37 AM
This can be bench mounted but maybe bigger than you want.

http://www.axminster.co.uk/jet-10-20-plus-drum-sander

I once made a jig to use a small oscillating bobbin sander, the workpiece was fed in on it's side. It was basically a hinged piece of plywood with a threaded rod adjustment so the gap between the drum and the plywood could be adjusted. Obviously the workpiece was then fed into the gap.

Like this

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Sanding_Tools_and_Supplies/Luthiers_Friend_Sanding_Station.html

I also remember seeing someone build a machine like you mentioned using a hand held belt sander in a jig.

m_c
25-11-2013, 12:17 PM
What about a small planer thicknesser?
Clarke do a few - Planer Thicknessers (http://www.clarketooling.co.uk/tools/Planer_Thicknessers.html)

I think you'd probably need to build your own if you want a sanding equivalent without having to import.

Fivetide
25-11-2013, 08:27 PM
This can be bench mounted but maybe bigger than you want.

Jet 10-20 Plus Drum Sander - Drum Sanders - Sanders - Wood Working | Axminster.co.uk (http://www.axminster.co.uk/jet-10-20-plus-drum-sander)

I once made a jig to use a small oscillating bobbin sander, the workpiece was fed in on it's side. It was basically a hinged piece of plywood with a threaded rod adjustment so the gap between the drum and the plywood could be adjusted. Obviously the workpiece was then fed into the gap.

Like this

STEWMAC.COM : Luthiers Friend Sanding Station (http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Sanding_Tools_and_Supplies/Luthiers_Friend_Sanding_Station.html)

I also remember seeing someone build a machine like you mentioned using a hand held belt sander in a jig.


What about a small planer thicknesser?
Clarke do a few - Planer Thicknessers (http://www.clarketooling.co.uk/tools/Planer_Thicknessers.html)

I think you'd probably need to build your own if you want a sanding equivalent without having to import.

Yeah thanks for the link but it is a bit to big for waht I need :)

Yeas M_C i was thinking about maybe making one , they dont look to complicated tbh, I have a planer and thicknesser it works well, but I have an idea for something and I want to sand flat some small thin wood in an ali case. It was only an idea if someone had seen somthing like it on the UK for sale.

EddyCurrent
25-11-2013, 09:02 PM
And I suppose hand sanding the item upside down on a flat surface is no good ?

Fivetide
26-11-2013, 11:52 AM
And I suppose hand sanding the item upside down on a flat surface is no good ?


I'm not that good lol ! and its more to get some hard woods down to 1.5 mm thickness evenly as well, my thicknesser can do a good job to about 4 maybe 3 mm somthing like this (http://www.alwayshobbies.com/materials/wood/panels/mahogany-wood-panels) but in woods that are hard to find in this thinkness cherry , ebony etc and yes I have done a fair bit of with veneers but on a larger scale , small stuff deserves sthe soild stuff :)

EddyCurrent
26-11-2013, 12:19 PM
For thin veneers I use a bandsaw to resaw a thicker piece of timber then sand flat.

There's also these rather thicker veneers if any use

DavidDyke.co.uk (http://www.luthierssupplies.co.uk/)

navigate to; catalogue - electric guitars - veneers - Sawn Veneers

Per 900mm x 100mm (1 sq foot)
WV1872 Indian Rosewood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 12.00
WV1873 Indian Rosewood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 13.00
WV1874 Ebony (1.5 - 2.0mm) 24.00
WV1874a Ebony sanded to 0.8mm) 22.00
WV1875 Ebony (2.0 - 3.5mm) 26.00
WV1876 Pear (1.5 - 2.0mm) 6.00
WV1877 Pear (2.0 - 3.5mm) 7.00
WV1878 Mahogany (1.5 - 2.0mm) 6.00
WV1879 Mahogany (2.0 - 3.5mm) 7.00
WV1880 Satinwood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 15.00
WV1881 Satinwood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 17.00
WV1882 Tulipwood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 15.00
WV1883 Tulipwood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 17.00
WV1884 Flamed maple (1.5mm) 15.00
WV1885 Flamed maple (2.5-3.5mm) 16.00

http://www.tonetechluthiersupplies.co.uk/guitar-making-timber/headstock-faceplates.html
Guitars & Fretted Instruments > Guitar, Mandolin & Lute Wood > Headstock Veneers :: Touchstone Tonewoods (http://www.touchstonetonewoods.co.uk/products/headstock-veneers-88/)

Fivetide
26-11-2013, 12:53 PM
For thin veneers I use a bandsaw to resaw a thicker piece of timber then sand flat.

There's also these rather thicker veneers if any use

DavidDyke.co.uk (http://www.luthierssupplies.co.uk/)

navigate to; catalogue - electric guitars - veneers - Sawn Veneers

Per 900mm x 100mm (1 sq foot)
WV1872 Indian Rosewood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 12.00
WV1873 Indian Rosewood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 13.00
WV1874 Ebony (1.5 - 2.0mm) 24.00
WV1874a Ebony sanded to 0.8mm) 22.00
WV1875 Ebony (2.0 - 3.5mm) 26.00
WV1876 Pear (1.5 - 2.0mm) 6.00
WV1877 Pear (2.0 - 3.5mm) 7.00
WV1878 Mahogany (1.5 - 2.0mm) 6.00
WV1879 Mahogany (2.0 - 3.5mm) 7.00
WV1880 Satinwood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 15.00
WV1881 Satinwood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 17.00
WV1882 Tulipwood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 15.00
WV1883 Tulipwood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 17.00
WV1884 Flamed maple (1.5mm) 15.00
WV1885 Flamed maple (2.5-3.5mm) 16.00

Headstock Faceplates (http://www.tonetechluthiersupplies.co.uk/guitar-making-timber/headstock-faceplates.html)
Guitars & Fretted Instruments > Guitar, Mandolin & Lute Wood > Headstock Veneers :: Touchstone Tonewoods (http://www.touchstonetonewoods.co.uk/products/headstock-veneers-88/)

Wow those are awesome links , just what i'm looking for , never thought of looking at sites like that thanks !! :) Sob the sander lol I'll get some of these. I dont have a band saw btw , did have one dont have room now :(