Originally Posted by keep it simple
Nice work Bob, & the hoops look great :)
What flat surface did you use to sand the bearing edges?
Thanks Andy, I took the drums to a friends machine shop.
I stuck sand paper on a flat steel table that is used for detecting warpage in machine parts.
I twist sanded each drum until true.
I made a pencil mark around the edges of each drum. When the pencil mark disappeared from twist sanding, I fine sanded with a sponge type sanding block.
My bearing edges are smoother than the heads that will lie on them :)
Old wood sands really well because the grain doesn't lift up like newly worked wood.
Thanks double_g :) I have never played them yet. They haven't been played in about 40 years.
I should have them up and going by the end of the week.