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Blog entry by Pshi97 posted 04-13-2014 at 07:43 AM 602 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

SO I saw a few jigs on youtube of homemade spindle sanders. They make them by using a hole saw and glue the pieces together forming a cylinder. I attempted to make one in class but I used a lathe instead of cutting out separate circles with a hole saw and gluing them together. It was off center so I plan on making a new one. The finished product is attached to a drill press. Has anyone ever made one of these and how good do they work?



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MrRon

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#1 posted 04-13-2014 at 08:35 AM

Either method will work, but sanding drums that you buy have a rubber sleeve that expands to hold the sandpaper on the drum. How do you plan to hold the sandpaper on your drum?

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#2 posted 04-13-2014 at 11:09 AM

I will cut a vertical slit up the cylinder for the sandpaper to fit in. I will also use an adhesive to make sure it doesn’t slide up and down.

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#3 posted 04-15-2014 at 05:02 AM

a picture would help illustrate it- you should freaking post a pic of the one that you made on the lathe.

what type of adhesive? I think rubber cement would be your best option

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