For the longest time, I had some other companies making my doors mostly due to the size limitations of my power tools. Upon encountering an issue that would prevent me from getting my doors in a timely manner, I decided to make my own thickness drum sander for wide panels. The following is my version of the drum sander. Works like a champ! Be sure to check out the first project I made with this sander, The Judge.
For me, this was a weekend project. It helped that I have a farm supply store behind my house (I can hit it with a rock… and a sling shot), therefore it didn’t take long the find the bearings, pillow blocks and rod. The motor was easily borrowed from another of my shop-made tools.
Here is a link to the plans for the drum sander I built for my small shop. I made my first set of doors on a project I call, The Judge. See more about the project, The Judge, on my page in Kreg Jig Owners Community.
Here is the link to the plans for this homemade drum sander.
About the “Backwoods Cowboy” sign. Someone recently made a comment on one of my posts calling me the Backwoods Cowboy. I just so happened to like it so much I made it my own!