I got a good start on a sanding station today. It’s just so much easier to have a place like this rather than a bunch of hand sanders. This took about 3 hours to make, no plans, just winging it. Nothing fancy, as long as it does the job, I’m happy.
I still have to level the sander in the ‘hole’. I found that the sander itself is not square or level, which really screwed me up when I built this perfectly level table. I’ll have to make some adjustments or make a jig the sander can fit into. I prefer to have about 1/2 inch of play or adjustment up and down on sanders, but it’s really really nice to have a 4 foot surface to runs work through.
Like I said, it’s not pretty. Some of you tool guys won’t approve.
This will be incorporated into a bench when I have time. This whole thing will likely just drop into a premade bench and I’ll do the same with the router so the station can support two tools.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.