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tobinsuke
04-13-2013, 02:23 PM
Here's a link to an off-the-cuff video (that means I had a few beers and then shot it with my phone) review of the Luthier's Friend thickness sanding station.
I discuss what I like/don't like about it, 3 simple modifications that make me love it, a tip on using it to consistently taper narrow stock, and a little marginalia.

Here's the link - the video is about 13 minutes long:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9s_TADkPg0

ukeonthebeach
04-13-2013, 05:35 PM
Awesome. I recently ordered mine. It should be here next week. I really like your video discussion on the topic.

MarkDHoover
04-13-2013, 07:23 PM
I've thought about building somthing like this for a while. I didn't realize someone was actually selling such a thing. Great video!

FYI - Kingspor's has good prices on Robo sanders.

http://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/rs30000/?inMed=GSTORE&gclid=CISpnfKzybYCFUQ6QgodzVsAtQ

Pete Howlett
04-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Great stuff :) What is missing fromthe video is a DEMONSTRATION. I watched it all the way through and I don't usually do this if they are long... some helpful advice? Edit and make your videos shorter keeping them between 3 and 5 minutes. Use some nice music for an intro and put subtitles on the frames to support what you are saying. I like your voice and clear description but much of this could have been accomplished with more action. Your solutions really were self explanatory.

But hey - this is just my style and what I like to see. This was a great piece of description. Well done :)

gerardg
04-13-2013, 10:37 PM
Realy, chapeau bas!

ThomD
04-14-2013, 09:04 AM
That price puts it squarely between:

http://www.schrammguitars.com/gilberttools.html

and

http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-Drum-Sander/G0716.

I got rid of my performax, but would probably go that route again (or more likely a belt machine). I found one could get in and out for less than something like 50-100, and the production capability while I had it was much higher.

tobinsuke
04-14-2013, 06:15 PM
Great stuff :) What is missing fromthe video is a DEMONSTRATION. I watched it all the way through and I don't usually do this if they are long... some helpful advice? Edit and make your videos shorter keeping them between 3 and 5 minutes. Use some nice music for an intro and put subtitles on the frames to support what you are saying. I like your voice and clear description but much of this could have been accomplished with more action. Your solutions really were self explanatory.

But hey - this is just my style and what I like to see. This was a great piece of description. Well done :)
Thanks, Pete, for the helpful advice.

I do love the clean, consistent nature of your videos. Knowing that this one of mine was not going to be of that class, I did try to give ample warning of what to expect in terms of filming quality and length. (I am pleased that some found it worthwhile despite its raggedy nature)

If I post more videos in the future, I would like for them to be less impulsively created and therefore easier on the viewer - I really appreciate the specificity of your advice!

Thanks also to others for their comments (merci to Gerard).

I am also curious about some related points:

- how have others may have adapted this product or a shop-made cousin?
- has anyone used the sanding disk from LMII that fits onto the Wagner Safety Planer?