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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildestcat View Post
    Bandsaw close to finished thickness, then bobbin sander with fence clamped to the table. The top face is finished flat with a handplane and sanding board beforehand.

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    Sorry the picture is a bit out of focus, but you get the idea!
    That is a nice simple setup but it looks like you are taking off a heck of a lot of wood for the sander. Why not rough cut closer to final dimension ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    Tried out the Safe-T Planer to day on a heastock back..Didn't like it much you need four hands and multiple passes to remove 3mm and you need support strips all round to stop it grabbing the work piece. Maybe it needs a better set up maybe i'll try it in the milling machine.
    I also did a couple of headstocks with a fence against the oscillating spindle sander, this worked better but it left ripples due to the oscillating movement and it took a while to sand them out by hand...looks like i'll have to make my own device...Like Pete did
    Right!!...I dug out an old motor that I had under a bench..It's a face mounted one so I had to improvise with a bit of angle..I have ordered a chunk of aluminium bar from eBay to make the drum so I'll post another pic when it's completed.
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    Ken, I do the back of my headstocks with a wee handplane. Easy peasy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sven View Post
    Ken, I do the back of my headstocks with a wee handplane. Easy peasy.
    . But! I have 70 necks to do...I could send you some to finish off.
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    I could maybe send some Viking work ethos! Where’s dat pigeon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipsme View Post
    That is a nice simple setup but it looks like you are taking off a heck of a lot of wood for the sander. Why not rough cut closer to final dimension ?
    It is actually roughed out to within a millimetre of final dimension - the picture was taken with a finished neck inserted for the photo. Two or three passes through the sander taking off a minimal amount with a 120 grit sleeve is all it takes. Maybe the volute I leave under the nut end is confusing you? That is the basis for my headstock to neck transition.

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    I also use the same set up to finesse the heel profile and for the bridge wings

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    Getting close to completing this gadget ...I was going to just make a bodge job with a few scraps of timber then I changed my mind and decided to make a propper engineered job of it that will last a few years..I found some 1/2 inch aluminium plate left over from another project so I put it to good use...the drum roller is now installed and a Tuffnell clad bed plate, I did a test on one neck and it worked fine..The sanding loading is to be adhesive backed same as my disc sander....Next I'll have to design some method of dust extraction.
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    Dust extraction is the hardest thing with these 'open' style sanders. When you feed against rotation the dust comes towards you. I trigged up a vacuum pipe to collect this and it does it remarkably well...Why don't you use heavy duty hooks nd loop for the drum and velcro backed paper? I got the idea from a Canadian company that supplies rollers for those who want to make their own drum sanders. The slight bit of 'give' stops resin pickup.

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    My experience is the same as Pete's. Connected a plywood "hood" to the dust extractor which collects a lot of the dust but still room for improvement. I made the drum from MDF circles, trued them, polyurethaned them and tried adhesive sandpaper. Not a great success so turned to heavy duty velcro sandpaper. Works very well. The sandpaper lasts longer, doesn't have the same resin buildup and is much easier to change.
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    Well! thats another project over.....I made a dust hood out of plywood and a piece of PVA gutter, I designed it so it was easy to fit and remove with one screw knob. It covers the drum completly and only allows neck headstocks in thro' the slot at the base....it's fixed set to sand to 11mm in one go...I tested it out with a vacuum fitted to the nozzle and it worked great no dust problem at all...here's a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4fWyCM4Cps
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    Last edited by Timbuck; 07-07-2019 at 03:40 AM.
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