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Reply #15 - May 19th, 2004 at 12:37pm
 
I have to scrounge up the stamps and envelope then he will Cheesy Not a problem - thanks! I am the scrounger of scroungers, I'm sure I can do it cheaper if I really want to Cheesy
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Reply #16 - Jun 9th, 2004 at 8:48am
 
http://www.naut-res-guild.org/sander.htm
is a good link to look at for the plans. Smiley
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Reply #17 - Jun 12th, 2004 at 1:10pm
 
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 So is Norm sending you the plans?  I can send them to you if you want me to.
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Dom, if you have those plans still I'd appreciate it. He never sent them, after I sent him a Business SASE Sad NO idea why.

Thanks if ya get a chance to send them!
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Reply #18 - Jun 13th, 2004 at 6:12am
 
RC,
I will get them out in the next couple of days.  I am headed out to the shop to thickness the top and back plates for the tenor.  We will see how she performs today.  When I used it to thickness the sides it worked great.
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Reply #19 - Jun 14th, 2004 at 6:36am
 
RC,
The sander plans are in the mail.
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Reply #20 - Jun 14th, 2004 at 11:28pm
 
Thanks as luck would have it, it arrived today with a message about it being lost in the frey lol- Thanks man!!! I can always use an extra copy.
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Reply #21 - Jun 21st, 2004 at 11:23am
 
Any chance one of you can scan the plans and email them?  If not, I'd be interested in getting the plans mailed to me, and I'll scan them.
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Reply #22 - Jun 22nd, 2004 at 10:07am
 
Matt,
Too many pages to scan for my old computer.  Send me an email and I will respond with details on getting you a set of the plans.
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Reply #23 - Jun 27th, 2004 at 10:37pm
 
Dom, I want to thank you for sending those my way. Although My original SASE copy arrived,  I am very appreciative.
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Reply #24 - Jun 30th, 2004 at 9:18am
 
No problem RC.  Keep us informed when you start working on it.
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Reply #25 - Aug 11th, 2004 at 3:34pm
 
Hey Dominator,

Am liking your killer machine!  Have seen enough plans at different sites to fake it.  Wondering what method for attaching paper you're using.  Not too excited about the glue-on method.  Interested in finding an easy(sic) way that works well.  Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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Reply #26 - Aug 11th, 2004 at 6:17pm
 
Mark,
I am using the velcro matt (hook and loop system) from Woodmaster tools.  It works great.  If you go to my website at www.rockslide.org and follow the links to my woodworking page and click the link for the sander you will have access to all of the information.  I am in Southern Ca but am leaving for home in the morning.  I can check the pricing but I think I got the velcro and 25 yards or so of paper from woodmaster for less than $50.  It makes changing paper a breeze.  Worth the $$ in my opinion.
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Reply #27 - Feb 6th, 2005 at 8:03pm
 
Hi All,

Been really impressed with Dominators Thickness sander, and did a bit of additional searchingon the web and found a few additional links of value.
Just a few additional refinements to make it easy for us.
One helpful suggestion was mounting the motor on a hinged plate, so the weight of the motor tensions the pully belt. that way the motor never goes into too much of a power drag.

And for truing up the shape of the wooden cylinder...run a taped down large set of sheets of course  sandpaper on the feed table to the rotating cylinder. That way the cylinder trues to the table. Make sure the table is ridgid and flat!

http://media5.hypernet.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=001090

http://www.moritzdesigns.com/sander/sander.html

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Reply #28 - May 6th, 2005 at 12:48pm
 
Hi All,

Wnated to let you know that I soke with a dulcimer builder that made a thickness sander much like dominators over 15 years ago and it works great. the difference is that he used a 4" aluminum pipe (electrical conduit pipe or agricultural irrigation pipe) for the drum. The side wall thickness is 1/4", and he cut six 3/4" plywood discs and epoxied them inside of the aluminum to run the drive shaft through. He recommeds a 5/8" or large shaft, and he runs a 1 HP motor with a 1:1 ratio on the motor pully and the drishaft pully.
It was recommended to me to use a TEFC motor, since they eliminate the possivlity of sawdust getting on internal parts of motor and creating heat. Totally Enclosed FanCooled motor, if I could afford it. Baldor or Dayton (Baldor made) are good ones.
Of course you might be able to by several garage sale motors for the proice of one TEFC motors.

I'm looking for that aluminum pipe.

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Reply #29 - May 13th, 2005 at 11:31am
 
Aloha everyone,

I have been looking for an aluminum pipe to use for the drum, and I have scored. After doing a pretty thorough search, I have found a great source for the drums. Call up a aluminum or non-ferrous metal pipe and tubing supplier, and ask for 4"/schedule 40 pipe in 6061 alloy. You will end up with a very solid 4 1/2" OD pipe, with @ 1/4" sidewall thickness. I got a 24" long cut off for $19!
If you want to go thicker you can ask for 5" schedule 50. It is @ 5 1/2" OD and almost 1/2" sidewall. Overkill I think.

I am going to cut 5-6 birch ply 3/4" drilled disks, to be epoxied an screwed inside the pipe for centering the drive shaft.
I am also going to cut a slit at each end for the sanding strips to enter the pipe for the hold down. going to screw and epoxy small but strong spring clamps at each end inside the tude to grip the ends of the sanding strips. No velcro. No Glue.
Take a look at most of the commercaily made thickness sanders and they use a similar sizes aluminum drum.

By the way, I have heard you can remove a gummed up sanding strip and spray it down with oven cleaner (Outside folks!), let it do it's work, and rise it off good and use it again.

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