HE TURNS WEED TREES INTO FANTASTIC HIGH-END FURNITURE with his 50″ Woodmaster Drum Sander

Making extraordinary fine furniture out of super-wide slabs of Russian Olive takes a big, big sander.

Making extraordinary fine furniture out of super-wide slabs of Russian Olive takes a big, big sander.

...And here's the sander Andrew Bishop chose: a 50" Woodmaster Drum Sander.

…And here’s the sander Andrew Bishop chose: a 50″ Woodmaster Drum Sander.

“Here in Montana, Russian Olive invades river bottoms. It’s a noxious tree that landowners are glad to get rid of. I hunt them down, fell them, skid-steer them out. I work with landowners and have some options working with the State. I saw these trees into slabs then sand them on my 50” Woodmaster Drum Sander.

Cut sanding time by half to two-thirds

Russian Olive wood is unique — porous but very hard and it never grows straight. It doesn’t dry flat; it always warps even when it’s clamped down. No matter how much I’ve planed Russian Olive slabs, I can’t get them truly flat. My Woodmaster Drum Sander flattens the wood perfectly and I can achieve much better quality in less time. It’s cut my sanding time by at least half, maybe two-thirds. It’s really amazing to see. I save hours per piece and that changes everything about my business.

coffee table

He makes $6,000 dining tables — and he’s booked solid

I turn the slabs into one-of-a-kind, high end furniture. For example, my Russian Olive coffee tables sell for $800 to $1,200. My dining tables are $2,000 to $6,000. And I’m booked with commission work for eight months!

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table and benches

Niche business secret

This is really a niche business. I do all my marketing on Facebook. The first coffee table I made and posted sold in five minutes! I have customers from Alaska to New Jersey — it’s really been wild and business has been just unreal. I haven’t had a lull in business. I don’t know what a slow time is.

Getting a drum sander was an easy decision. I knew I could make a much better product with one because it would give me a completely true and flat surface. I looked at wide belt sanders but it’s very rural here — 20 miles from town — and getting 3-phase power would have cost me $30,000. I’ve used wide belt sanders and this Woodmaster keeps up with them and then some.

Outdoor table

The only 50” drum sander out there

I make big, wide tables and wanted a wide drum sander. Woodmaster has the only 50” drum sander out there. I read about it online and saw good reviews. While I was searching for a wide belt, somebody mentioned Woodmaster and I got on the site. I read up and everything made sense — 50” with single phase power.

big slabs

I’m extremely happy, couldn’t be happier, and I recommend Woodmaster to others. I plan to get a Woodmaster Molder/Planer with a helical planer head, too.

My best advice for other woodworkers is ‘be unique.’ That’s why I believe my business is going so well, because what I make is unique. So many woodworkers are working in maple or walnut — find a niche that works for you.”

— Andrew Bishop, Woodmaster Drum Sander Owner, River Bottom Restoration Furniture

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