Shop Made Drum Sander
This is great bench tool! The project comes for American Woodworker (May 2003). It is perfect tool for sanding boxes or finishing finger joints. I had a motor lying around the shop, so this drum sander was added to my shop for less than $150. A great deal and it works like a charm!
It does not have all the bell & whistles you can find on new Drill Presses today, but is a handy little machine. The laser guide cross hairs can be helpful when you have repetitive holes to drill. In addition, it is very easy to make tool-less speed changes! The built in light is slick too! I do not use the tool tray so it just sits behind.
The small machine sits on top of the cabinet above that I built for a sander I no longer have.