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Shopmade woodworking machinery #2: Shopmade oscillating spindle sander: Testing

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Blog entry by corydoras posted 06-30-2012 02:19 PM 7329 reads 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Part 2

Today I got the top finished and routed the hole for the inserts.
I chose a square hole in the top to make the production of inserts simpler.

Setting up the CNC for cutting

Here is a video of the cutting on my CNC (Not specially interesting, but mabye for some)

Then it is time for some dry testing of the movements

And finally the first test.

I only had 1 drum with 180 grit paper finished, so it did not remove to much material, and I did not get the chance to try and bog/stall the motor.

Dust collection is also not connected

Not to much text today, but some videos and pictures might be even better.

Cory

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<



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nobuckle

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 02:56 PM

That’s really cool. If you don’t mind me asking, how much do you have invested in this project?

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corydoras

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#2 posted 06-30-2012 03:15 PM

Thanx Doug, well lets say about…...4 USD :-)
All parts and materials where free, except the on/off switch that i bought online from China.(the 4 USD)

Cory

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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nobuckle

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#3 posted 06-30-2012 03:29 PM

Sweet! You can’t beat that. Thanks.

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Ampeater

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#4 posted 06-30-2012 07:43 PM

Very nice. Is it possible to raise and lower the table to make use of the top part of the spindle?

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 06-30-2012 07:51 PM

Thanks for sharing…looks pretty awesome so far : )

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corydoras

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#6 posted 06-30-2012 09:48 PM

Thanx for the nice comments guys
@Ampeater, no the table is fixed.
Also did not se the need for å tilting table.
The top portion of the spindle is only for wide/thick pieces, although the stroke distance can be increased by changing the position of the rod on the off center wheel, have not tried it yet.
Of course the spindledrum could also be reversed upside down to make use of the whole sleeve

Cory

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 07-01-2012 01:38 AM

What an awesome shop made tool! And it looks like it works perfectly! I stack some scrap to put my workpiece on so I can utilize the whole length of the spindle. Very impressive engineering.I looked at all your shop made tools and they are all things I would be proud to have in my shop.

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corydoras

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#8 posted 07-01-2012 08:09 AM

Thanks gfadvm :-)
Thats also a posibility.
This guy made a double table to stack on.

Of course, since I make the spndles my self, I could make them just 65 mm instead, since the thickest material I normally sand is 30mm, but it is ok to have the long spindles as well.

Cory

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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sicilian

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 01:51 AM

Hi Cory!!!

I want to compliment you on your build would love to attempt t o build one for myself. Great job and nice video
love to see people building their own machines and tools. thanks for posting …..sicilian

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corydoras

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#10 posted 07-09-2012 09:59 AM

Thanks sicilian :-)

Cory

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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