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Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #14: A "Me" Day

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Blog entry by William posted 12-13-2010 02:00 AM 733 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Geedubs

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#1 posted 12-13-2010 03:00 AM

I like it William. Just can’t say enough about the value of convenience and function. Nice work.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 12-13-2010 11:51 AM

That’s cool, William! A great use of space. I love keeping things tidy, yet accessible. It’s a good way to spend some time for yourself. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 02:06 PM

I would say that was a “me day” well spend. I currently use a spindle sander in my drill press, but I have my eye on the same Ridgid oscillating spindle\belt sander. Does it really work as well as the reviews posted?

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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William

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#4 posted 12-13-2010 02:34 PM

Junky, when I first bought this sander, I had serious doubts that it could possibly be as good as people had told me it was. I already had a spindle sander attachment for my benchtop drill press. My stationary belt sander I’d been using though was over fifty years old and just finally bit the dust. I cringed at dropping two benjamins on a sander. When the belt sander bit the dust though, I finally bit the bullet.
After getting it, I don’t know how I ever lived without it. It’s a simple tool. It basically just does what it’s supposed to do and that’s it, but it does it well. I completely gave up on finding a motor for the old belt sander. Since I don’t need it I gave it away. I gave the benchtop drill press away since I had only been using it for a spindle sander and didn’t need it anymore.
It has a belt sander and, I think, five different size spindles. The attachments are easily changed in seconds. The greatest thing to me about this sander though is the fact that the belt or spindles don’t just spin. They also move up and down while they’re spinning. I’m a guy who always tried to sand too much too quickly. I was always bad about clogging the sanding surfaces on my old sanders to the point that they were almost smooth as silk. The up and down motion of this tool somehow keeps the sanding surfaces cleaned and cool. That just makes it an all around great sander.
I’d definately recommend it to anyone.

By the way, how’d the phonograph ever turn out?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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