V Drum Drum Details?
I just purchased all the parts that I need to build a 30" V Drum sander except for the drum itself. I opted to spend the money on the steel tabletop instead.
StockroomSupply says that they use a 4" diameter polycarbonate tube that exhibits anti-static properties. I've never seen one of these in person, and I can't find any pics of what the drum looks like naked. I know I have many options for building a drum, but it would be great if I could just copy the design. So I have a few questions:
Is the OD of the tube exactly 4"?
What's the wall thickness or ID?
Do I need to worry about static?
What is the material between the drum shaft and tube?
Does anyone notice a difference in static between the factory drum versus a PVC or plywood disc drum?
How is the Velcro applied? Is it wrapped the same way that the sandpaper goes on?