Thickness Sander Core Profiling?

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ridejad
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Thickness Sander Core Profiling?

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i was wondering if anyone has heard of using a drum or wide belt sander for core profiling similar to performax, ross ,gemco ,reliant , and delta type machines because i could buy one for a reasonable price

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you should go to your local woodshop and see if they have one you could try out.
but i think it could work pretty well, since it doesn't tear the wood apart like a regular planer blade does.

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Post by ridejad »

Well sorry i wasn't very clear on my question i was wondering if you could build a crib and run the whole crib through the sander and use the same process as if it was a planer

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i think so...they are made like thickness planers except that they have a sanding drum instead of blades.

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If you have any kind of plastic sidewall (ABS, P-tex, etc) you may have to worry about over-heating or melting the plastic. Interesting idea though, I never even knew there were sanding planers

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i came across one at a huge tool supply shop at the mall in opryland when i was there last year. Pretty much a widebelt setup to be used like a planer ;)
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Post by hugocacola »

i use a big one near me to finish the profile to take off 1mm or 2

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