“CAN I FACE-SAND ALUMINUM CASTINGS on the Woodmaster Drum Sander?” — Woodmaster’s not just for woodworkers!

Drum sanding's not just for woodworkers! Art Blackwelder has a nice business creating cast aluminum markers for golf courses. He paints the castings then removes the paint from the high spots to highlight the lettering and design. What's the best way he's found to do this? His Woodmaster Drum Sander.

Drum sanding’s not just for woodworkers! Art Blackwelder has a nice business creating cast aluminum markers for golf courses. He paints the castings then removes the paint from the high spots to highlight the lettering and design. What’s the best way he’s found to do this? His Woodmaster Drum Sander.

Drum sanders are for woodworkers, right? Well, not always. Art Blackwelder is a Woodmaster Drum Sander owner who uses his Woodmaster to face aluminum castings.

Besides wood, what do YOU sand that a drum sander would sand better? (Take our SPECIAL SANDING CHALLENGE, below)

OK, now think about it: what are YOU building, making, or manufacturing that could be done faster, easier, and better with a high-precision, tough as nails, Made in America Woodmaster Drum Sander?

PAINTED PLAQUES GO IN — Art mounts his painted castings on a jig and runs them through his Woodmaster Drum Sander.

PAINTED PLAQUES GO IN — Art mounts his painted castings on a jig and runs them through his Woodmaster Drum Sander.

 FINISHED PLAQUES COME OUT — One pass through the Woodmaster Drum Sander shaves the paint off the surface of the plaques' lettering and design details. The result? A perfect, professional finish in a fraction of the time it used to take.

FINISHED PLAQUES COME OUT — One pass through the Woodmaster Drum Sander shaves the paint off the surface of the plaques’ lettering and design details. The result? A perfect, professional finish in a fraction of the time it used to take.

“I owned a pattern shop for 24 years, now I own Eagle Golf Products. We were the first company to make custom cast golf course equipment like tee markers and yardage markers. We make patterns using a golf club’s logo and lettering, then cast the markers out of aluminum.

3 sanding problems, 1 Woodmaster solution

  1. SWIRL MARKS — PROBLEM SOLVED

We paint the finished castings then sand the paint off the faces of the lettering and logo so they stand out. I had a big, 30” disk sander but it would always leave swirl marks. We sell through dealers and they didn’t like that. The Woodmaster Drum Sander sands straight across without swirl marks.

  1. SANDING HEAT — PROBLEM SOLVED

Our disk sander would heat up the casting. The paint would get gummy, then dust particles would mix in with the paint and we’d have to redo everything. Now we sand the faces with the Woodmaster Drum Sander. It doesn’t heat up the castings so the paint doesn’t get gummy.

  1. SANDING DEPTH — PROBLEM SOLVED

Some club logos are intricate. When we used a disk sander, if you held a disk sander on it too long, it would remove all the detail in an instant. With the Woodmaster, we have control over sanding depth, over what we take off. We take off just 1/32” — it does what we need it to.

The Woodmaster's self-feeding feature makes production simple. The rated of feed can be adjusted to the workpiece. And the sanding depth can be fine tuned to the thousandth of an inch.

The Woodmaster’s self-feeding feature makes production simple. The rated of feed can be adjusted to the workpiece. And the sanding depth can be fine tuned to the thousandth of an inch.

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Time Saver, Money Maker

Some of the many plaques Art's turned out in his shop. Very nice!

Some of the many plaques Art’s turned out in his shop. Very nice!

Grinding our markers always took a lot of time. The Woodmaster Drum Sander’s saving us a lot of time. With my old disk sander, it would take a minute and a half to sand each marker. With my Woodmaster, we can sand six or eight markers in the same amount of time. We made a jig to hold our castings, a piece of plywood with six holes cut in it hold 6 castings so you can simply run them all through at once.

Actually, we can now finish 6 or 8 markers in less time than it took to sand one. It really works great. Our Woodmaster’s been making us money, that’s what counts!

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Other companies have drum sanders but I like Woodmaster’s best. I like that I can reverse the variable-rate feed belt and bring the workpiece back to me. I just think the machine is super.

The Woodmaster paid for itself in under a year. I saw a Woodmaster ad and called for the information on it. What sealed the deal was I didn’t have to pay for it all at once. They gave me 3 months to try it before I had to pay.

Brass, bronze, aluminum — Art surfaces many metals with his Woodmaster Drum Sander. What are YOU sanding that a Woodmaster could handle faster, easier, better?

Brass, bronze, aluminum — Art surfaces many metals with his Woodmaster Drum Sander. What are YOU sanding that a Woodmaster could handle faster, easier, better?

“Hello, Woodmaster? Will this machine do what I want it to do?”

I called Woodmaster before I tried grinding aluminum on it and they assured me it would do what I wanted it to do, like face bronze or aluminum castings. They said just take a light cut on the face of the marker. Works great.

We always need it yesterday — Woodmaster ships fast

You’re always running out of something when you run a shop, and you always need it at the last minute. We call Woodmaster when we need something and I haven’t had a problem. We get our order quickly, they ship well.

— Art Blackwelder, Woodmaster Drum Sander Owner, North Carolina

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If the Woodmaster Drum Sander will  handle Art Blackwelder’s cast aluminum markers, what else will it sand? Well, what have you got? Call 1-800-821-6651  or email and challenge us. Tell us what you’re sanding and we’ll tell you how our Drum Sander will create a perfect finish faster, easier, and better than your current sanding method!

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