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Using adhesive-backed sandpaper and a steel rod when sanding inside curves on scrollwork.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 10

Homemade sanding drum for a lathe uses a filling of sawdust and shavings to control firmness.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #22 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 12

Buyer's guide to eight oscillating spindle sanders.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 40

Buyer's guide to oscillating spindle sanders.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 90

Pneumatic drum sander is made from plywood and fiberboard scraps, a motor flange and a 4" diameter inner tube. Uses a standard 3"x21" sanding belt.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 74
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 10

Tip tells how to use a variable-speed router as a spindle sander.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #68 Oct 1998 pg. 34

Tool test of 7 benchtop oscillating spindle sanders.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 82

The sanding drum kit. Tips on selecting and using sanding drums which are designed to be chucked in a drill or drill press.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 12

How to replace the rubber surface on a split-cylinder sanding drum.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1991 (v.38#1) pg. 22

Tip on making small sanding drums by wrapping dowels with adhesive-backed sandpaper.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 26

Tip: Make a simple wooden sanding drum for your lathe. Turn a piece of wood and glue sandpaper onto it. Leave centered in lathe for use.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 15

Making your own woodworking machines and accessories. Tips on design and construction. Detailed look at a "drawing board" sander suitable for spindle-sanding and foamback-disc and drum sanding.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 43

Make your own inflatable sanding drum.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 48

Homemade sanding drum is sized to fit belt-sander abrasive cloth belts. A wooden disk is covered with carpet padding and fitted to a faceplate or motor spindle.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 18

An oscillating spindle sander. How to convert a cheap Taiwan-made bench top drill press into a durable, efficient oscillating sander for a fraction of the cost of a manufactured unit.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 59

Flexible drum sander. Fasten sandpaper around a foam-rubber bicycle grip on a dowel and chuck in your lathe for use.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 14

Emery-cloth sanding spool is made from a slotted steel rod and a sheet of emery cloth.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 12

Shop-made sanding drums are cut and turned true without using a lathe. The drums are designed for use in a drill press.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 68
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 16

Hemispherical-shaped sanding drum is made from half of a rubber ball.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 12

Tip: Use strong cardboard tubes to make lathe-mounted sanding drums for thickness sanding.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 12

Tip on fitting table legs to a circular pedestal by using the pedestal itself as a drum sander.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 12

Shop-built oscillating-spindle drum sander. The oscillating mechanism is built mostly of wood and driven by a separate gear motor. Est. cost: $100 plus main drive motor.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 62

Tip on using the lathe as a horizontal drum sander by installing a 2"-diameter wooden cylinder that's spiral wrapped with abrasive cloth.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 12

Oscillating spindle sanders. Why you should have one and which one to buy.
FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 52

Drum-sanding tool handles small work. Shop-built drum sander utilizes a Singley drum attached directly on a motor shaft and fitted with a simple height adjustment and worktable.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 20

Oscillating spindle sanders. How they operate, selecting the drum size, and tips on using them.
FINE WOODWORKING #137 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 52

Sanding table for use on a drill press when using the drill press as a stationary edge drum sander.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #462 Nov 1966 (v.62) pg. 104

An auxiliary table for drill press sanding with a sanding drum.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #641 Oct 1981 (v.77) pg. 19

Tip: Use a piece of dowel to hold the abrasive paper in place on a sanding drum.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 39

Hand drill becomes drum sander by attaching to a table.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1963 (v.119#3) pg. 185

Electric motor armature becomes contour sander.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1964 (v.121#1) pg. 163

Drill press does drum sanding and polishing using a 12" drum rotating on a ball-bearing lathe center. An auxiliary table, adjustable up and down, clamps to the column for accurate right-angle sanding.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1966 (v.125#4) pg. 176

Build a combination disk and drum sander. Constructed mostly of wood, it features a removable tilting table for the disk sander. One motor drives both disc and drum.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 29

Tips on using drum sanders and flap sanders on an electric drill. Includes tip on making your own small-diameter sanding drum from a dowel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1981 (v.155#4) pg. 132

Great woodworking jigs for your shop. Part 2. (1) Lathe semaphore jig to help when making repetitive (duplicate) turnings. (2) Lathe steady rest for thin, wobbly stock. (3) Drum and disk sanding on a lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1983 (v.160#6) pg. 106

Use a drum sander as a planer.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1963 (v.182#1) pg. 134

Pedal oscillates the sanding drum on drill press.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1963 (v.182#5) pg. 158

Jig constructed from wood for a drill press will allow shaping, routing, drum sanding and jointing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1966 (v.188#2) pg. 166

Sanding device for holes in wood is powered by electric drill.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1966 (v.189#4) pg. 58

Sanding spindle for a drill press.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1970 (v.196#1) pg. 138

Do-it-all drill press jig. Part 1. Easy-to-make auxiliary table converts your drill press into a drum sander and router.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1975 (v.207#6) pg. 96

Do-it-all drill press jig. Part 2. Six more accessories. (1) Fence for drilling equally spaced holes, (2) shaper fence, (3) V blocks, (4) pattern sanding insert, (5) freehand shaping and (6) pattern-routing insert.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1976 (v.208#1) pg. 100

Two jigs for drum sanding on your radial arm saw.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1984 (v.224#1) pg. 158

Tip on making a drum for a small sanding sleeve out of wood and threaded rod.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #60 May 1991 (v.10#6) pg. 10

Oscillating spindle sanders. A look at four models that fit home and small commercial woodshop needs and the differences in their mechanisms. Includes plans for an auxiliary table that slips easily on or off and for a jig to produce discs with perfect edges and precise diameters.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #94 Jan 1997 (v.16#6) pg. 8

Tip on using a cotter pin and piece of emery paper to ream the inside of a small bushing.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 28

Build the "amazing" 8-speed multi-machine. Use it to disk-sand, drum-sand, and sharpen. Part 1.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 40
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #11 Jun 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 8

Build the "amazing" 8-speed multi-machine. Use it to disk-sand, drum-sand, and sharpen. Part 2. Accessories. (1) Vertical-table drum sander. (2) Wet-sharpening wheel. (3) Drill-chuck attachment. (4) Grinding wheel and guard.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 64

Tip: Sanding sleeve for small holes is made from a split dowel wrapped with sandpaper.
WOOD MAGAZINE #13 Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 12

Drum-sanding table for your drill press incorporates a vacuum pickup to capture the sanding dust. An offset fence allows you to edge-sand stock.
WOOD MAGAZINE #13 Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 52
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 107

Tip: Use the waste plug produced by a hole cutter to make a "custom" sanding drum to sand the inside of the same hole.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 17

Wall-mounted holder for sanding drums and sleeves.
WOOD MAGAZINE #17 Jun 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 57

Make your own custom-size sanding drums from cardboard tubing, wooden disks, threaded rod, and sawdust.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 14

Warning about using a sanding drum on a router, shaper, or other high-speed tools.
WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 12

Buyer's guide to oscillating spindle sanders under $700. Five models tested.
WOOD MAGAZINE #72 Sep 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 78
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 4
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #78 Apr 1995 (v.12#3) pg. 6
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 17

Radius-sanding jig for use with oscillating spindle sander or a drum sander.
WOOD MAGAZINE #83 Nov 1995 (v.12#8) pg. 30

Hose clamps on each end of a drum sander squeeze and expanded drum back into shape.
WOOD MAGAZINE #97 Jun 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 16

Oscillating spindle sanders. An overview of the various designs, how they operate, changing abrasives, dust collection, etc. A shop test of 8 different models.
WOOD MAGAZINE #112 Feb 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 64

Tip on using a bullnose fence to ensure uniform width on a spindle sander.
WOOD MAGAZINE #114 Apr 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 35

Modify an oscillating spindle sander table to accept two stacking auxiliary tops. Removing the auxiliary tops over time, allows maximum usage of the sanding drum.
WOOD MAGAZINE #137 Nov 2001 (v.18#8) pg. 34

Tip on making small sanding drums from a bolt and rubber washers covered with self-adhesive Velcro.
WOODCARVING #16 May 1995 pg. 5

Tip on making a simple sanding drum thicknesser by combining a jig with a hand-held sanding drum.
WOODCARVING #22 Dec 1995 pg. 5

Test report on the Sandboss inflatable sanding drums.
WOODCARVING #29 Sep 1996 pg. 52

Tip: Make small sanding drums from a piece of dowel and a piece of sandpaper.
WOODSMITH #13 Jan 1981 pg. 3

Tip: Use flattened cotter pins as the shaft for small-diameter drum sanders.
WOODSMITH #15 May 1981 pg. 3

Tip: Cooling a sanding drum in a freezer will cause it to contract enough to make it easier to slip on a sanding sleeve.
WOODSMITH #25 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 3

Tip: Make an auxiliary table for sanding thin stock on a drill press using a drum sander.
WOODSMITH #35 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 22

Tip: Drum sanding with the "Woodsmith" router table by attaching a "Portalign" and electric drill to the bottom of the table.
WOODSMITH #38 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 3

Tip: Use a portable drill equipped with a "Portalign Drill Guide" for drum sanding curves on large work pieces.
WOODSMITH #52 Aug 1987 pg. 3

Auxiliary table for use with a drum sander on a drill press includes a sawdust collection box with provision to attach a shop vacuum.
WOODSMITH #65 Oct 1989 pg. 3

Prevent hollow sanding drums from bowing slightly by inserting a piece of PVC pipe inside. Especially useful the using the sanding drum to thickness sand.
WOODSMITH #72 Dec 1990 pg. 18

Tip on making sanding drums of any desired size from foam rubber.
WOODTURNING #63 May 1998 pg. 76

Tip on making a thin sanding drum from a ten-penny nail.
WOODWORK #14 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 8

Tips on making a sanding drum and sanding disc for use on a lathe.
WOODWORK #31 Feb 1995 pg. 20

Make your own drum sanders from scrap material.
WOODWORKER May 1995 (v.99#5) pg. 74

Tip: Make your own sanding cylinders for drill press or lathe from scrap wood and a 3/8" bolt.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 36

Tip: Use your lathe as a drum sander with this homemade wooden drum which is covered with sandpaper.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 58

Shop drum sander. Attach an inflatable drum to an electric motor mounted on a wooden pedestal. The base of the pedestal has storage space for extra sanding sleeves.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 44
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 6

Tip: Attach both fine and course grade sandpaper to the same "sleeveless" drum.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 58

Shop-built spindle sander features a fixed motor below an adjustable table (20"x20") that raises and lowers. The center of the table features a removable insert to accommodate various-size drums. Built mostly of wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 46

Tip on making wooden sanding drums for use with a router, lathe, etc.

Drill press becomes an oscillating sander.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1963 (v.19#1) pg. 48

How to recycle drink cans into useful objects. Article includes instructions on how to make two styles of drum sanders, one which operates on a hand drill and another which works on a drill press.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1975 (v.31#5) pg. 44

Combination disk & drum sander is built from scrap parts. Equip a 1/3 or 1/2-hp double-end shaft motor with a disk on one end and a drum on the other. Then add adjustable tables.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 22

Drill press drum sanders (in various diameters) are made from hardwood scraps.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 67
Added Info WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1989 (v.45#4) pg. 8
Added Info WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1989 (v.45#6) pg. 10