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We dig reader Beano_t’s work because of pictures like this.  He doesn’t star in his own high-buck TV show; he just makes things better around the house –- a lot.  His latest project involved a little sanding in the dining room.

The large drum sander pictured on the left helped out with the mammoth task of taking the oak floor down to a refinishable state — Beano obviously had the system down pretty well to get a nice, uniform-looking floor. I’ve always been rather terrified of creating a hill-laden mess. I hear from others that the giant sanders aren’t really that hard to use once you get used to ’em, but I’d say the jury’s still out on that if it’s me behind the drum.

The only thing left now is to seal/stain it, so we wonder if Beano is going dark or light in his treatment.

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3 Responses to Flickr Pool: Weekend Sanding Project

  1. Patrick says:

    Beano’s must be workin’ on a renovation of some sort – otherwise he has a very, very nice wife. ‘Cause mine kill me if my weekend projects all seem to involve sawdust and her house…..

  2. beano_t says:

    Actually, she was the driving force (when you going to get to the dining room floor?) That being said, she is very understanding. I still had to seal off that room with two layers of plastic sheeting to keep the dust off most of the rest of the house.
    The biggest challenge, keeping the Dog/Cat out of the room until completed. Right now the floor is covered with carpenters paper to keep it safe until staining… (This weekend?)

  3. themark says:

    I refinished flooring in my living dining room, and the drum sander was MUCH easier to handle than the edge sander. It’s like a giant router motor with a 10″ sanding disc on the bottom. Let go of that thing and it’s halfway out the door before you catch it, leaving a nice groove in it’s wake. Good for developing back muscles too.

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