work bench #4: Belt sander hack - sanding top

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Blog entry by gpastor posted 02-18-2011 01:18 AM 2959 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The bench top ends are just rough cut. What to do?

SEE—- Belt sander hack – sanding top

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 01:28 AM

That’s a great looking result! Good job. Nice video.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 04:59 AM

Nice job on the belt sander, but why wouldn’t you just use a circular saw and a straight edge to get it close? Then you could use an orbital sander to finish it off.

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 06:48 AM

It was a hard cut, 3” thick. My circular only cuts 2 1/2” and the maple is hard as rock.

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 07:59 AM

Very nice Video !! Maple is a beautiful wood but sometimes if can give you a headache



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#5 posted 02-18-2011 06:57 PM

nice fix


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#6 posted 02-21-2011 12:51 PM

American ingenuity at work!

-- Marc

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#7 posted 02-25-2011 03:01 AM

Alright, even this galoot has to admit, that’s just cool. Maple end-grain on a piece that big would not be much fun to plane by hand.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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