Hi gang, Thought I would have a showcase of just the build part of my kickstarter campaign that Darren mentioned here. The project is still going like gangbusters and I'm about to go full throttle on the build, hence this thread.
Despite my parents' having enough to deal with currently, we got to discussing my project. In my case it was as a diversion, in theirs, they wanted to know I was doing well. My father asked about fulfillment for the project. I told him that truthfully it was going to be hard to get all of the boards I need to make done because the funding won't release until the middle of next month. No way in heck I'm getting all of the boards done in time for holiday shipping if I have to wait until mid december to get the drum sander.
I was simply floored when they both chimed in with, then we'll get you some money so that you can stop in Williamsport and get the sander on your way home.
I stammered my thanks, and as soon as I can, after my father hits the bank in the morning, I'm going to be rolling north by northwest to the Grizzly showroom. I'm going to roll the dice and hope they don't sell out by tomorrow afternoon... If they do, I'll deposit the $ and place the order. With any luck, I'll be in Lakeport by dinner time with sander in the back of the Prius, just in time to grab a short nap, then head in to work. going to be a LONG day and night of driving. I Know I'll be grabbing some shuteye on the way home from my deliveries. I'll put a sleeping bag in the car.
Oh, you were wondering what sander I'm going to pick up?
that's the g0458 18/36" sander which includes built in dust collection (though I'm probably going to hook up my DC and mini cyclone in line just the same). Looking at it, and since except for my benches, lathe and bandsaw all of my tools are mobile, I'm thinking how best to make this mobile as well. At this point, I believe I'm going to figure out a mount on one end of my UTS stand, mounting it so the out feed rollers are just above the top of the stand.
Thanks for looking, check back in the next few weeks for process and whatnot photos.