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Drum-sanding machines (thickness sanders). Four different brands compared. Includes operating tips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #23 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 36

Tool test of large capacity, stationary drum sanders (thickness sanders).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #93 Apr 2002 pg. 38

Build your own abrasive thickness sander (also called a luthier's "filertier").
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 50
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 9

An abrasive planer. 18" wide unit with automatic feed and rigid bed offers exceptional accuracy. Ideal for use by musical instrument makers who must deal with thin stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 65

Simple jig lets you face sand (thickness-sand) on a stationary belt sander.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 22

Thickness-sander attachment for a lathe. Adjustable worktable determines thickness. Uses the lathe's motor, spindle and bed.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 22

Shop built thickness sander handles panels up to 24" wide. Built from bicycle parts, pipe, wood, and commercially available rollers. Est. cost: $150.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 54
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 6

Modifications for the Kuster Woodworkers 24" thickness sander kit to eliminate snipping and improve alignment.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 57

Building a large-drum thickness sander. Built mostly from particleboard. The bed and feed board adjust to control thickness, while the 18" wide x 16" diameter drum remains fixed.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 80

Drill-press jig allows thickness sanding of narrow work pieces using a drum sanding attachment.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 30

Simple and cheap sanding machine for thicknessing small planks is powered by a portable electric drill.
MODEL BOATS #468 Feb 1990 (v.40) pg. 14

Surface sander (thickness sander), 12" wide, is made of tubular steel stock and is mounted on a 3-ft-long table of plywood. Sanding drum and feed rollers are fabricated from hardwood disks and dowels.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #98 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 130

Tips on assembling the DynaSand Thickness Sander kit.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1983 (v.222#6) pg. 114

Thickness sanding jig for use with a drill press drum sander. It includes a vacuum pickup for collecting sawdust. A related article shows how to make rigid sanding drums from PVC pipe.
SHOPNOTES #4 Jul 1992 (v.1) pg. 8, 11

Build your own surface sander (thickness sander). Handles stock up to 2" thick and 12" wide. Est. cost: $75 (plus motor).
WOOD MAGAZINE #7 Oct 1985 (v.2#5) pg. 48
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 10

Drum sanders. A review of four models of wide-panel thickness sanders costing under $1000.
WOOD MAGAZINE #130 Feb 2001 (v.18#1) pg. 54

Tip on thickness sanding narrow, thin strips of wood using a drill press drum sander.
WOODSMITH #119 Oct 1998 (v.20) pg. 34

Simple jig converts a lathe into a drum-style thickness sander.
WOODWORKER Jul 1990 (v.94#7) pg. 676

Small scale thickness sanding. A jig for sanding small components to thickness using a sanding drum powered by an electric drill.
WOODWORKER Sep 1992 (v.96#9) pg. 94

Jig to convert a lathe into a drum-style thickness sander with an adjustable throat and a sawdust collection system.
WOODWORKER Aug 1994 (v.98#8) pg. 67
Added Info WOODWORKER Dec 1994 (v.98#12) pg. 99
Added Info WOODWORKER Feb 1995 (v.99#2) pg. 85

Shop test of two open-end drum sanders, the Performax 16-32 Plus and the Ryobi WDS 1600.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.21#4) pg. 82

Use this simple accessory table and a sanding drum as a thickness sander for narrow boards.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1982 (v.38#5) pg. 87