First look at our new drum sander

Have had a look at it yesterday and the good news is that it’s a reasonably modern machine and mechanically looks in good shape.

It was very cheap about the half the price of anything else on the market. And I suspect that might be because the control panel is is the smoking remains of a of somebody that didn’t quite know what they were doing.

But nothing we can’t fix.

The overrun on the machine is shocking I suspect it had a break when it was manufactured and and the star delta starter looks as it has been bypassed or doesn’t work properly.

It’s going to need a bit of TLC but nothing we can’t deal with and we have most of the parts required in my scrap bins

Anybody interested in helping is more than welcome to join in a bit of electronics or electrical knowledge would be useful but the Makers space is all about learning


Sounds brilliant, makerspace at it’s best!

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Would love to assist but I suspect that I would be more of a hindrance than anything else, and about as much help as a chocolate teapot !!

Good luck - look forward to hearing about your progress.


Always welcome to come along and learn


Way beyond my brain cell capacity - I’ll stick to creating I think !

It wouldn’t be a learning curve, just a vertical line…I’ll not say never though, certainly a loooong way down the road !

Looking forward to being able to use it in the future though when I am able to become a member, already coming up with projects to use it on.

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I mean, I’m here, but if you end up doing everything with a 555 I can totally pick up another project :wink:

I’m not helpful, but have been happily following along! I’ll be there next Tuesday and happy to follow instructions

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Waiting for bits at the moment. Will let you know when I am getting going again.