Woodworking Innovations from Stockroom Supply

Woodworking Innovations from Stockroom Supply

Product Profiles


Flatmaster: The Ultimate Benchtop Sander

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Ever since Stockroom Supply began selling the “V”-Drum Sander, customers have been asking for a unit that was already built. So, here it is – The Flatmaster. The Flatmaster works and sands exactly the same way as the original “V”-Drum Sander, with the exception that it comes already assembled with a sturdy metal frame and commercial duty steel top top. Everything is included with the sander except the motor. An instructional DVD is also included. The “V”-Drum Sander and Flatmaster Sanders have become favorites among cabinet makers, luthiers, segmented bowl turners, high school shops and just for the average hobbyist.
 
It will sand anything that is flat or level something that you want to make flat. This is a very different drum sander than the traditional drum sander. The V-drum and Flatmaster Drum sanders sand from the bottom up instead of the top down therefore eliminating sanding through the sawdust that has already been removed. This unique sander is also the only sander that does not create static, therefore eliminating saw dust remaining on the wood or other material, leaving a clean surface. The third and most important aspect of this drum sander is that all other sanders rely on the user of the machine deciding on the correct pressure to exert on the back of the sandpaper with either a pad, plate, or drum.

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The Flatmaster sander relies on a perfectly flat top and the paper lifting off of the drum. Yes, lifting off of the drum. Because of these sanders using hook and loop and the high RPM of the drum, centrifugal force pushes the paper off of the drum and allows the hook and loop to tighten up, creating an air gap under the paper. This air gap allows for cool sanding. No longer will sandpaper load up when sanding paint, varnish or glue and it will also sand resinous woods like maple, cherry or pine without burning. This is a truly useful wood working tool for both the professional and the hobbyist, for flat sanding and edge sanding, also useful for glass, granite, aluminum, steel, and plastic.

Unique Features of the V-Drum and Flatmaster Sanders:
 
  • No clips needed for holding paper. VELCRO brand hook and loop is used for changing paper - simply unroll one grit and roll on another.
  • On longer drums use two or three different grits at once.
  • Klingspor brand stearate coated paper will sand pine, paint and even nails without damaging the sandpaper, a savings to the user.
  • Sandpaper used on the V-Drum is less costly than the clothback paper used for commercial units.
  • The drum is made form polycarbonate tubing which runs cooler and eliminates static. With no static on the drum, dust won't stick to the paper. Instead it drops down into the box, allowing for easier dust collection.
  • With the use of fences and hold downs, the drum works much like a jointer.
  • Centrifugal force is a key element. Firstly it lifts paper off the drum creating an air gap. The air gap prevents the drum from creating heat, which in turn helps paper to last longer. Secondly, centrifugal force means it takes less power to run the "V"-Drum as the drum is not forcing the paper into the wood.
  • Depth of cut is changed by switching the grit of sandpaper. If you want to cut more use a coarser grit, but to cut less, use a finer grit, etc.
One of the many advantages of the Flatmaster drum sander is the ease of adjustment. It provides a secure method of adjusting the drum up instead of moving the top up and down like with the V-Drum sander. The Flatmaster drum sander has a steel frame with the top secured to the frame, a very durable, solid set up.

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The biggest difference between the 24 and 30" sanders from the 18" is the feed rate. The 18" Flatmaster has a 2" diameter drum, providing a feed rate of approximately 10' per minute. As with the V-Drum sander, material removal depends on the size of grit the user installs and the initial set up is the same. With your finest grit on the drum the drum should be set up so it sits just below the table when not turning. It is easier to see this if you lay a straight edge across the opening.

Complete set-up instructions are included with the sander, or can be found in our catalog and on the Stockroom Supply website in the FAQ sections. The 18" drum requires a minimum of 1/4 HP motor with either 48 or 56 frame that runs 1725-1750 RPM, although any motor that runs 1725-1750 RPM will work. A 2"x1/2" pulley is automatically included in the kit for the motor. If you have a motor with a 5/8" shaft please specify at the time of your order and the pulley can be switched. You can switch the pulley at a later time, but additional charges will apply.

Motors can be purchased brand new at Harbour Freight, or any farm supply store. Used motors are often available inexpensively on E-bay, Kijiji, classified ads, garage sales, air conditioning repair shops, auctions or friends garages. Still have questions? Check out the FAQ's page and online demos for more information. This unit includes the fences. The Flatmaster is always in stock!
 

V-Drum Kit: Build Your Own Sander

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Originally built as a poor man's drum sander this sander has changed the way woodworkers surface-sand. The V-Drum Sander can be built using the included plan, or you can use your own plan.

If you are lacking time (or creativity!) buy a Flatmaster - it's already assembled. This versatile tool can be used for surface sanding, edge sanding, stripping paint, cabinet doors or whatever you may have in mind.

The kit is a
vailable in 12", 18" and 24" widths.

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The works kit includes the internal workings of the sander. It includes a drum, bearings, 2 - 10yd rolls of sandpaper, 2 balanced pulleys, link belt and a DVD on how to build it. Also find plans and instruction videos on the Stockroom Supply website. Sizes of bearings, pulleys and length of linkbelt will vary according to the size of drum ordered.
 


The Ripper: Re-sawing Made Easy

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The Little Ripper is a Canadian-made product which is simple and easy to use. It holds a log securely in place while you guide it through a bandsaw blade. This jig is a must for anyone who enjoys the challenge of seeing a project through from the beginning to end, especially the hobbyist who wants to build a project with wood not available at their local supplier.
 
Have you ever wondered what treasures lay waiting to be discovered in the firewood pile, or dreamed of building something out of that special apple tree in the backyard? The problem most likely hasn't been figuring out WHAT you would would do with it, but figuring out HOW.
 
This problem has been solved with the creation of The little Ripper. The Little Ripper is a mini-sawmill that will fit ont any bandsaw and allow you to mill almost any logs into boards, all while working in the comfort of your own workshop. Designed specifically with the craftsman in mind, this product is not only affordable, but it's also one of the safest applications for your bandsaw.

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One distinct quality of this tool is it serves a dual purpose. Simply by turning it 180 degrees you have transformed your mini sawmill into a valuble fence. One of the big concerns for wood workers when buying a new tool is the cost. Not only does The Little Ripper allow you to set up your own sawmill for under $500 (if you already own a bandsaw), it is going to save you a substantial amount of money. Let's face it, wood is expensive. Even the most common pine and maple can add up before you know it.

With the price of wood today, wouldn't it be nice to have something to offset the cost a little? Did you know, within 4 hours of using your Little Ripper to mill your own logs, you can have the entire unit paid off with the custom wood you have created? Now that is an affordable tool!

Features of The Little Ripper:
 
  • Use common yard trees (ie: lilac, crab apple, birch)in your projects
  • Logs, burls and crotch wood can be gripped securely
  • 5/8" 3tpi blade cuts wet and green wood
  • Cut quarter-sawn lumber and book matched boards
  • Adapts to many shop tools (works in any 3/4"x3/8" mitre slot)
  • Accessories increase log capacity to 14" dia. and 50"length
The Little Ripper's maximum diameter is 8" and maximum length is 36". With a height extension the maximum diameter is 14" and maximum length is 36". Two Little Rippers can be joined together using a height extension for cutting even longer stock. This Kit includes the Little Ripper unit, height extension, as well as the Sliding Track. This track allows the Ripper to be more easily manoeuvred within a bandsaw. This is definitely the preferred way to use the Little Ripper. The Sliding Track is also compatible with the Round Ripper. Make sure to watch the Ripper videos under online demonstrations or on Youtube. Always in stock!
 
 

Sanding Mop: The Ultimate Profile Sander

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The ultimate profile sander. No more worries about how you're going to sand those contours. The sanding mop will sand any profile without removing the all important detail. A must have for every workshop!
 
Everything you need to build 3 complete 6" sanding mops, 2 Regular and 1 Fluffy. The most popular combo is 120g and 220g Regular mops- (120g for hardwood and 220g for softwood) and a 220g Fluffy. This grit combo will be automatically included, unless you specify by calling 1-877-287-5017 or e-mailing that you would like a different grit combination. 80g, 180g, and 320g are also available. How to know which grit(s) to use? Sanding Mop grits available are 80, 120, 180 ,220, & 320.
 
When ordering 2 grits, keep in mind that the most popular combination is the 120 and 220 grit. They are a superior mixture for use on both hardwoods and softwoods. 120g for hardwood, and 220g for softwood. 320 grit - The most substantial time saver when used with spacers for finishing a project. It does all the in-between coat sanding on carvings and even on assembled raised panel doors. Excellent set up grit for polishers. 80 grit - Very aggressive - for rough hardwood, furniture stripping, log home refinishing, patio furniture. 120 grit - Most popular grit for hardwood mouldings, panel doors, turnings, legs. Exceptional performance when used with stabilizers on routered edges. 180 grit - mainly used on MDF, poplar and other medium hardwoods. Excellent grit in production shops for pine. 220 grit - the most popular finishing grit. Excellent performance on pine. Can be used with stabilizers for edges or with spacers for initial in between coat sanding. Still have questions? Check out the FAQ's and online demos for lots more info. Always in stock!
 

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