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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 839 days ago 1228 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.



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StumpyNubs

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#1 posted 839 days ago

That’s a great job! I love when people make their own shop upgrades like that!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim, aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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crashn

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#2 posted 839 days ago

looks good to me! Gives me an idea for a panel sander

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 839 days ago

That’s cool Russell, I need more shop space so I can do that.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 839 days ago

Very interesting good job..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 838 days ago

In this case, my signature says it all.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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