My Home Made Thickness Sander #6: Mounting The Table

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Blog entry by lew posted 01-19-2012 08:31 AM 7238 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Mounting The Drum And Motor Part 6 of My Home Made Thickness Sander series Part 7: The Sandpaper »

The final major part of the assembly is the table. The piece of ¾” Melamine is from the scrap box at the local Vocational School and the piano hinges are pieces left from a project made for my brother in law. The top is reinforced with a frame of ¾” plywood on three sides and a 1” piece of oak on the hinge side.

The hinge is then screwed to a mounting/adjusting bracket that fits between the two sides of the frame. A slotted hole in each side of the bracket allows for vertical adjustments to assure the table is parallel to the drum. Although not shown, the backs of the slotted piece are covered with PSA sand paper to help prevent slipping during adjustment. The bolts are tightened securely once the table/drum alignment is achieved.

The opposite end of the table (front of the sander) in screwed to the top of the lift mechanism with countersunk screws.

Had to buy 2 carriage bolts and nuts.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 02:18 PM

Nice execution on this! Not only will it serve you well, it is costing you very little except “sweat equity”!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 03:41 PM


A great looking adjustment. and table arrangement.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 09:39 PM

Randy and Karson- Thanks!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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