Nubs Sander #2: Stumpy Sander Part 3

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OK let me start out by saying I screwed up. My original plan was to accommodate my larger motor by enlarging the whole thing. My sketches looked good, but then I thought why not just raise the height and build up a base for the lead screw mechanism. Well this bright idea did not get sketched out or I would have realized the shorter space for the ramp (secondary to the motor) led to a problem with the lead screw running into the ramp used to adjust height. Problem solve by cutting a groove. Time will tell how this may effect capacity and any tweaks it may require.

After testing it all, and being sure to carefully size everything, I was surprised at how slick the adjustments went with no slop. Of note Master Nubs did specifically write to take each step one at a time to allow for adjusting plans. Truth is if I had followed the advice I may have prevented the issue.

-- No mistakes, just kindling

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#1 posted 316 days ago

I don’t think that should be a problem at all. Besides, adapting o the fly is a sign of a good woodworker!

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#2 posted 316 days ago

Lookin’ good DB!

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#3 posted 316 days ago

Thanks Matt and Stumpy. This is the first thing I have made with a lead screw(second if you count a wood smith box joint jig). I gotta say It inspires a bunch of mad scientist ideas.

-- No mistakes, just kindling

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#4 posted 316 days ago

Redesigning on the fly is challenging, to say the least. Looks like you rose to the challenge.

BTW: That motor won’t work….
Without a plug!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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