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Old 12-27-2007, 07:16 PM
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Default Lathe Powered Drum Sander

I'm making some bottle plugs and was trying to come up with a neat way to form the lip. A drum sander gives the radius, but making one to work in the lathe and using the dust collector is what I really needed. So I made one.

Start with a blank with the diameter you need. True it up in the lathe.
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I used the cloth backed belt sander paper.
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Cut the belt at the seam.
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And cut it down the middle. I got 4, 12" long strips from this.
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I took one strip and figured out the wrap angle. Taped one end with electrical tape.
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Made the wrap and taped the other end.
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Took my blank.
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Turned on the lathe and dust collector and started to form my lip.
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Rounded off the edges.
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It works for smoothing out other edges as well.
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