Friday, August 25, 2006

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Done for now..

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Watching paint dry. I started working with the base too soon after painting it. This time I'll wait a while before installing the dusthood plexiglass. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Here's a picture with the newly installed dust hood. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 03, 2006

It's hard to convey just how flat a board is with a picture. This one is pretty flat. It's within .005" on each side near the edge. You cannot feel the seams of the glue-up with your fingers, you have to look real hard to see them. I'm happy. Time to build a dust hood now that I know it's going to work correctly. Posted by Picasa
Trued up drum and topped it off with a coat of sanding sealer. I was able to get the drum within 1/64 of itself end to end and flat to the conveyor. Good enough for me.  Posted by Picasa
I did get a spare motor just for the drum sander. But it was all ready to go sitting on top of the saw so I tried it. It worked better than I thought. Belt tension is pretty easy, just lower the arbor. The BT3100 that this is sitting on works with a speed controller. I was able to slow the motor down in order to sand the drum. The glue was getting to hot on the drum and gumming up the sandpaper. Slowing down the rev's help a bunch. Posted by Picasa
This is the part that adjusts the tracking for the conveyor. There is one on each side and they made make one side longer than the other.  Posted by Picasa
Thingie to adjust the height of the conveyor.. Posted by Picasa

Getting there. Starting to true up the drum.

The drum was turning too fast and heating up the glue. Needed to slow down the motor. It's already geared down .4 from spindle speed via the pulleys but that wasn't enough.

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The black handle is about $23 alone. I could have turn something really cool, made a crank, figured out how to keep it from slipping. Yeah right.... Posted by Picasa
Here's the small rod that locks the drum to the shaft. Get out the V jig to center the hole in the shaft on your drillpress. I thought this would be a pain in the ass to do but it wasn't that bad..

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