DIY thickness sander for lathe or ShopSmith #6: Sander in action video

I finally got around to doing a video today for those who wanted to see this little sander up and running. It also covers the often asked question about how you hand feed one of these without catastrophic accidents involving the subject piece...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #3: Riding the Sander

As mentioned in and earlier blog, I taught middle school and high school shop, another lifetime ago. Now, most folks would think that middle school students would be the squirrlyest, but not so for me. My two years in the middle school shop...

RECALLS #11: This Mirka ROS recall includes more sanders

Recall Date: May 31, 2016 Recall Number: 16-182 Mirka Recalls Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Mirka-Recalls-Electric-Random-Orbital-Sanders/ Recall Summary Name of Product: Random...

RECALLS #1: Mirka Recalls Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard

I don’t have to worry about this recall . . . I can’t afford a Mirka! Recall Date: June 4, 2014 Recall Number: 14-199 Mirka Recalls Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using...

RECALLS #5: Mirka Extends Recall of Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date: January 27, 2015 Recall Number: 15-064 Mirka Extends Recall of Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard Recall Summary Name of Product: Random orbital sanders Hazard: The sander can short circuit, posing a...

Woodmaster tools

I am looking at a 4 in 1 ( 25" molder, planer, sander & gang rip saw) Woodmaster, made in Kansas City. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge or ownership of one. I wood appreciate any comments about this piece of equipment or the...

Drum Sander speed control repair #1: I need help to identify a component on speed control circuit board

My drum sander’s conveyor recently quit. We were able (with help) to narrow down the problem to a component on the speed control. My husband said he is willing to attempt to solder on a new component (a new circuit board is over $240) but after...

DIY thickness sander for lathe or ShopSmith #4: Tuning up

So I went out to the shop this morning, all set to get the sander all tuned up and ready for the velcro kit which should arrive today. Unfortunately I didn’t get to do much tuning up because everything was OK. First I stuck a straight edge on...

Drum Sander speed control repair #2: PTL! It works!

I can’t express how thankful I am for all the help in getting my sander’s conveyor running again. Living in the middle of nowhere, I was unable to find a vendor for the bridge rectifier within an hour of here so I ordered one (actually two)...

Sorry for the wait.

Im sorry for the wait on the workbench / outfeed table build. Im waiting on a part I need for my thickness planner. Im going to be running all my wood through the conveyor belt sander so im not waiting to long on these drawer pieces. Hope to be...

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