homemade disc sander

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Blog entry by TRYPHON974 posted 07-05-2011 07:49 AM 6948 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry I had trouble with photobucket
I made this disc sander 6 or 7 years ago. I put together a 2,5hp electric lawn mower motor, a 7” wooden disc and some metal plates. Ugly but effective:

It was time for an overhaul, it’s now a pedestal 10” sander with a tilting rest.

I just made a shaft coupling ( from an aluminum ingot I poured :D ) to make all the hand grinder’s accessories fit:

For example with a flap disc (sort of):

I will replace the switch by a pedal switch as I’ve been suggested .

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#1 posted 07-05-2011 09:38 AM

hey no one said it had to be pretty…just as long as it works….and that looks like it will work very well

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#2 posted 07-05-2011 01:08 PM

Nice work. I bet she runs smooth.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 07-05-2011 01:25 PM

It’s a real nice shop made machine and you did a good job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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