Sanding block for belt sander bands.
Kiefer you did this…
Our friend Kiefer posted a brilliant thickness sander jig for his belt sander, this got me into buying a belt sander in a local red cross shop for 5 dollars…
Then I went on E-bay to buy some belts and got a terrible good deal, 36 belts for 10 dollars…
Ok one thing takes the other, I then thought hmmmm, I can get other uses of those belts.
So here we go.
This is the 5 dollar belt sander.
A block of scrap wood was cut to length and shaped a wee bit, one end round and one pointed.
(Have to admit I did two, the first one too short).
Then hollow a area for several purposes.
Cutting a rabbet.
(Not a rabbit, unless you are French).
Block with belt on.
Then a wedge are made, same width as the rabbet.
Lower wedge are just put in and then the top half can be pushed in place easily.
We got a sanding block.
This allows you to follow a curve if you release the tension.
Ok, it will last a while I think.
Even gave it a name…
Ohh yes and then I remembered I already had a belt sander…
Just that I had broken the drive belt, so I ordered a few drive belts and now I have two…
One is a big and the other small, so it’s not too bad.
Hope it can be to some inspiration perhaps even some sanding…
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.