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“I RUN FULL-SIZE DOORS THROUGH MY 50″ WOODMASTER DRUM SANDER!”

Published on December 1, 2014

“I RUN FULL-SIZE DOORS THROUGH MY 50″ WOODMASTER DRUM SANDER!”

It's a mighty wide drum sander that'll swallow a full sized door whole -- 50" wide to be exact.

It’s a mighty wide drum sander that’ll swallow a full sized door whole — 50″ wide to be exact.

“YOU CAN’T JUST GO DOWN TO HOME DEPOT and buy the building materials I make with my Woodmaster Drum Sander!”

Rick Reese has always worked in wood  but now he’s really taken the plunge, doing all the custom woodworking for his new home. But that’s just a warm up exercise. In a few years he’ll dive into a retirement business making cabinetry and furniture.

Rick and his Woodmaster Drum Sander“I’ve dabbled in woodworking for years but I got real serious a few years ago and I decided to build a new home. I started by building my shop first. It took me two months to plan the shop and the first pieces of equipment I bought were a Woodmaster Drum Sander, a Woodmaster Molder/Planer, and a good table saw.

The house is coming along now. It’s a lodge style timber frame home. It’s pretty rustic with a lot of natural wood and stone. All the trim is knotty alder, all stain grade. You can’t go down to Home Depot and buy the type of building material I’m making with my Woodmasters. My materials have to be perfect and you can’t buy doors and trim of this type and quality. The only way is to make all my building materials myself.

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Rick's home is coming along nicely thanks to his hard work and his Woodmaster Drum Sander!

Rick’s home is coming along nicely thanks to his hard work and his Woodmaster Drum Sander!

The first things I made for my home were two solid wood pocket doors like the one in the photo. I have 11 more doors to make of knotty alder. I carve designs into both sides using a CNC machine. It guides a small router along three axes: length, width, and depth. It runs software and works like a printer. It’s not as complicated as it sounds.

50” drum sander takes whole doors

I bought your biggest machines, your 25” Woodmaster 725 Molder/Planer and your Woodmaster 5075 Drum Sander. Your sander saves so much time! I run whole doors through it. I had an orbital sander and a hand-held belt sander but your drum sander is so great because you just put wood through it and you’re done. I’m looking at your double-drum sander, the Woodmaster double drum 5075-X2. With two drums, you can put coarse grit paper on the first drum and finer grit paper on the second one.

Rick built this cabinet door then did some mighty fancy bas relief carving work with his CNC routing machine.

Rick built this cabinet door then did some mighty fancy bas relief carving work with his CNC routing machine.

I invested in my shop equipment because tools make the difference. I’m a pretty good woodworker but your tools are better than I am. I couldn’t find better tools than Woodmaster’s. I love them and I’m very happy.

My advice for others who’re thinking of doing what I’m doing is to decide early on your shop layout and the equipment you want to put in it. It took me two months to design my shop. And I’d certainly recommend getting dust collection system. I put in a ceiling-mounted system to save space.

As far as woodworking equipment, I would recommend getting a Woodmaster Drum Sander and Molder/Planer. They’re built like tanks, like American equipment built in the 1940’s. They’re built really well.

Planning his retirement business

I have a few more years to go before I retire from my job as a quality assurance manager in the aerospace industry. When I do retire, I want to go into business building and selling high-end custom cabinets and furniture, built-ins, all solid wood. I have a lot of white oak on hand and I’ll use it to make mission style furniture. It’s quite popular these days.

Thanks, Woodmaster. I couldn’t ask for more. Your machines have save me thousands of dollars and I’m extremely happy. I’ve recommended Woodmaster to neighbors who’ve ended up buying them.”

— Rick Reese, Woodmaster Drum Sander & Molder/Planer owner, Washington State

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