Small drum sander for small toy making parts.

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I’d a small drum sander similar to this Carbatec one but 1/3 the size for small toy making parts.

Space in my shed is extremely limited! I could have a go at making one but “off the shelf” is my preference.

If anyone has or knows were I can purchase one, please comment or PM me, thank you.


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Just what I need...

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There’s a similar conversation from 2015 over on ModelShipWorld. There’s also the MicroMark drum-sander I’ve seen advertised in multiple places, which I thought about for making small boxes, but I decided to wait until a few other tools are fully incorporated into my shop first. The MicroMark looks like it’s well-reviewed as long as you don’t try to force-feed it lumber that’s too large.

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Might not handle wide enough pieces for you but until you find what you are looking for, I've seen several jigs for thickness sanding using a sanding drum on the drill press.  If you have a oscillating sander  you can setup up a similar jig for that.  This one is from Shop Notes Magazine.


Here is video of a simple one,





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Thank you Gents, The MircoMark looks the deal but USA supply at 110v

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Byrnes Model Machines makes one too and it is cheaper.  It looks like they have a 230v version and they ship internationally so you might be able to simply change the plug?  

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Hello Peter,

OK some information that may asssist, years ago when I was at De Gooses workshop he had a small horizontal sanding table , a bit like an a upside down planer.
It was made by a guy " Robert"somebody, and he also makes aftermarket helical cutter replacements for knife type thicknessers and jointers.

Now the sander was about 600 x 600 mm from memory and called a Sand flee, it had a spiral wrap abrasive accessed from lifting the table top off.
You maybe able to find it as a review or blog on LJs if you can find stuff there these days. 
Larry AKA Lazy Larry, LLWW, Larry Makin or De Goose.....it may be of some assistance I am not sure
Regards Rob

Regards Rob

Hello Peter,

OK some information that may asssist, years ago when I was at De Gooses workshop he had a small horizontal sanding table , a bit like an a upside down planer.
It was made by a guy " Robert"somebody, and he also makes aftermarket helical cutter replacements for knife type thicknessers and jointers.

Now the sander was about 600 x 600 mm from memory and called a Sand flee, it had a spiral wrap abrasive accessed from lifting the table top off.
You maybe able to find it as a review or blog on LJs if you can find stuff there these days. 
Larry AKA Lazy Larry, LLWW, Larry Makin or De Goose.....it may be of some assistance I am not sure
Regards Rob

Thank you Rob

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Update Feb 2023 
RDG Industries.

Regards Rob