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DIY Brush sander
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:17:29 PM »
Hello, Iím Looking to make some distressed flooring for my house. Iíd like to pony up for a supermaxx unit but itís not in the budget for a number of year. Iíve seen a couple homemade brush sanders but I canít find any details on what they use for brushes, motor speed or anything like that. Anyone make or using one? 

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Re: DIY Brush sander
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 10:49:21 PM »
Depends on species of wood and how extreme you want to distress it. I doubt if a sanding brush head would do much on hardwood, probably have to go to a wire brush drum. http://www.quickwood.com/abrasives/steel-brushes/

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Re: DIY Brush sander
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 11:15:38 PM »
Yes most have nylon and steel brush heads. The homemade ones were using steel brushes but it was hard to tell what type they was. At $1000 a head for the supermaxx ones there has to be better diy options Iíll check out the link you provided thank you

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Re: DIY Brush sander
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 07:08:54 PM »
A less expensive option would be the Makita wheel brush sander wouldn't it?  I have 2 of them.  I have cleaned a lot of barnwood.
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Re: DIY Brush sander
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 09:51:48 AM »
I have no input on the brush sander. If you have planer you could sharpen irregular spots in blade to give you hand scaped look. Just an idea

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Re: DIY Brush sander
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 07:32:10 PM »
I'd bet that @tule peak timber would have some ideas and maybe some pictures of shop-built tools.
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Re: DIY Brush sander
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 07:52:50 PM »
I have to laugh....We just came up for a design on a rush job. I will post pics of the prototype tomorrow. Rob
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 09:52:51 PM »
This is gonna be good. :)

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2019, 10:16:30 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2019, 12:19:10 PM »
Attached are pics of the prototype wire brush we developed last week for a rush job on the horizon.I can go into the thought process ( long litany ) but this works and allowed us to bid the job.Version 2.0 is next week with bearings and a power feeder. It is a wire brush and NOT how we typically distress.  Cheers Rob

 

 
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2019, 01:31:51 PM »
Have any pictures of the end result?

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2019, 01:48:09 PM »
That will be next week when the bearings arrive. Previous pics were this morning.
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