My bride picked me up a very cool Power Kraft Drum/disc sander for my birthday. I had seen it on Craigslist for a long time at too high a price, but the guy lowered it while I was at sea and I "suggested" to my wife that she might want to see if it was available.
He gave her a lower price, plus a stand with an old Craftsman motor on it (which wasn't part of the original ad). He had cleaned it up, changed the bearings, and painted it, so it looks real nice. Unfortunately he polished the nameplate, so I can't narrow the age down any closer than 1948-1953.
The link shows a similar one, not mine. Mine is in the pic below. Montgomery Ward | Powr-Kraft - Publication Reprints | VintageMachinery.org
I quickly fell in love using this thing over the past few weeks, it is fantastic for sanding signs and scroll-sawn pieces. Unfortunately, this morning the drum liner fell apart (I guess after 60 years it is entitled to...). It looks like it was either thin cork, or a heavy duty felt originally, but hard to actually identify.
Anybody have any suggestions as what would work? I have seen thin self adhesive cork sheets before, I may just go that route.
I'll put some new pictures up when I get it on it's new table. The current table with the motor was for a table saw, so it's a little low.